Tuesday, November 27, 2012
An inmate at the Dorchester County Detention Center has died after apparently hanging himself, according to the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott Allan Kuykendall, 34, of Goose Creek, was found hanging about 10:37 a.m. Nov. 22 in a shower stall in an inmate dormitory, according to a DCSO incident report. Kuykendall was taken down and transported to the Colleton County Medical Center Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead. Kuykendall had been incarcerated in the Dorchester County Detention Center in St. George since March 30, 2012 for a parole violation, according to DCSO and Coroner’s Office officials.
A note belonging to Kuykendall was found in his cell, according to the incident report.
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said a forensic autopsy would be performed; no results have been announced as of yet.
The investigation continues.
The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.