Arrest made in death of Cabarrus jail inmate
CONCORD ó A Kannapolis teenager has been charged with murdering a man while both were inmates at the Cabarrus County jail in May.
Timothy Andrew Parker was found unresponsive by a nurse May 17 after other inmates told guards they thought he’d had a seizure.
He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, where he died the next day.
Jamal Wright, 17, of 621 Leonard Avenue, Kannapolis, who was in the jail from May 2 to May 21, was charged Monday with second-degree murder, a statement from the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said.
Parker had been in jail since May 13 under a $3,000 bond after violating probation terms stemming from a marijuana possession charge, the statement said.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the SBI opened the investigation into Parker’s death.
Wright remains in the Cabarrus County jail without bond.
The investigation continues, the statement said.