Charleston County Inmate Found Dead in his Cell


By Alicia Barnes

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old inmate being held in the Charleston County jail on sex charges.

Investigators said Mathew Glidden was found dead in his bed in his cell around 6:45 a.m. Monday as officers were preparing inmates for breakfast.

The State Law Enforcement Division has been called in to investigate the death.

Glidden was awaiting trial on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of lewd act on a child.

The coroner's office plans an autopsy and has not released a cause of death.

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