Man serving time for drinking in public dies in jail

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 05, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.

PORTLAND — Authorities say an inmate who died at the Cumberland County Jail was a transient who was serving a five-day sentence for drinking in public.

Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says corrections officers found the 45-year-old’s body at 7:20 a.m. Thursday.

Joyce said officers had been checking on the man every 15 minutes since he went to sleep at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

There was no indication of foul play or injury.

The Portland Press Herald says police are withholding the man’s name until relatives are notified of his death. printed on July 21, 2017