Boone County inmate dies of cardiac arrest


An Indianapolis man went into cardiac arrest on the evening of Aug. 10 while at the Boone County jail.

The inmate, 58-year-old Prince McGoy, began complaining of chest pain in the jail’s A block. He also was sweating profusely. Witham Health medics were contacted and the inmate was evaluated.


According to a press release, while McGoy was speaking with corrections officers, his status declined rapidly and jail staff began CPR. An AED was administered, and McGoy’s pulse returned. Witham medics arrived and transported McGoy to Witham Hospital. He was then later transported to St. Vincent Hospital due to continued complications.

At approximately 5 a.m. Aug. 11, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was notified that McGoy had died.

“My heart goes out to this family for their loss of a loved one. I am extremely proud of the quick response and actions of our corrections officers. They performed, as trained, to try and save Mr. McGoy’s life,” Sheriff Mike Nielson stated. “As protocol, we are working this tragedy as a death investigation. We do not expect this to be nothing more than a medical related issue.”

McGoy turned himself in Aug. 8 and was being held on a $1,000 bond for a probation violation.


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