Oct. 16, 2013. Bobby Lee Ward, an inmate at the Watauga County Detention Center, died from an apparent medical condition on Oct. 14. Mr. Ward, 41 of Sampson, was observed by jailers to be unresponsive and they immediately administered CPR.
He was transported by Watauga Medics to Watauga Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Sheriff Len Hagaman said in a release, “I commend our detention facility staff for their excellent response and compliance with all applicable protocols. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ward family at this difficult time.”
According to an incident report, the case is under further investigation.