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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says an inmate passed away after experiencing a medical issue in the detention center Wednesday afternoon.

According to ACSO, detention center staff were made aware of the issue just before 3 p.m., and on-site medical personnel immediately responded. 

The coroner said the inmate, Joel Scott Lyon, 54, was taken to the hospital by EMS and was pronounced dead around 3:40 p.m.

The coroner said Lyon suffered a natural death due to heart disease.

Online jail records indicated Lyon was charged with multiple counts of both 2nd- and 3rd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He had not faced trial yet.

The Anderson County sheriff said SLED was called to oversee the investigation.

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