Two inmates in the High Point jail have died over the last few weeks
An inmate at High Point’s jail has died. This is the second such incident in less than three weeks.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old William Easterling was found unresponsive in his cell on September 29. He was taken to High Point Regional Hospital, where he died later that day.
Easterling had been arrested in Davidson County and returned to High Point where he faced minor charges.
In a release, Sheriff Danny Rogers says that Easterling appears to have committed suicide, but an investigation is ongoing.
Earlier last month, 27-year-old Dakota Stevens was found unresponsive in his High Point Jail cell. He died the next day. The case is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, the sheriff says.