Press release from Haywood County Sheriff’s Office:

An inmate at the Haywood County Detention Center, Zachary Nathaniel Lambright, 20 years old, was pronounced deceased at Haywood Regional Medical Center on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 3:02 p.m. following an apparent suicide in his assigned cell in the Haywood County Detention Center.

Mr. Lambright was found unresponsive Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. during a detention officer’s required observation rounds. Lambright injured himself after the detention officer’s previous round, which was conducted at 1:57 p.m.

Sheriff’s Office personnel, medical staff and paramedics responded to the incident and worked to resuscitate Lambright before he was transported to Haywood Regional.

Lambright was booked into the detention center August 9, 2019, after being brought back from Florida by law enforcement on a Governor’s Warrant to face several Failure to Appear charges, to include felony second degree forcible rape, larceny of a motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

Haywood County Sheriff’s Office administration notified the State Bureau of Investigation of the incident and any further questions should be directed to the SBI Public Information Officer.

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