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LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after an inmate passed away while in custody at the Johnson Detention Center Friday morning, according the Laurens County Sheriff's Office.

The inmate has been identified as Jarvis Johnmichael Evans, according to the Office. 

Deputies said Evans was booked in the detention center for breach of peace and resisting arrest. While in the detention center, the Evans had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital where he passed away shortly after. 

The cause of Evans' death is unknown. 

SLED was requested to investigate due to protocol with in-custody deaths.

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