Man dies hours after being arrested for public intoxication

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Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 12:19 PM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Danville Sheriff’s Office says a man died Tuesday, hours after he was arrested for public intoxication.

Police say they arrested 37-year-old Anthony Wyatt around 2:44 p.m. and took him to the Danville City Jail, where he was put in a holding cell.

Around 5:26 p.m., police say a supervisor in the control room noticed Wyatt was lying on the floor and didn’t appear to be moving, causing the supervisor to call deputies for a welfare check.

When deputies checked Wyatt’s vitals, they found he didn’t have a pulse and began performing CPR until emergency personnel arrived. Deputies say personnel worked together to revive Wyatt and were eventually able to get a pulse.

Wyatt was then taken to a hospital by the Danville Life Saving Crew, and was then pronounced dead.

The Danville Police Department is investigating the incident.