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November 14, 2023

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Announces In-Custody Death

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November 14, 2023                                                                           


Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Announces In-Custody Death 


MARIETTA, GA – On Monday, Nov. 13, an ambulance was dispatched to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center after a detainee, Fernando Carr, experienced chest pains and began seizing. 


The detainee was booked into the ADC on Nov. 1, 2023, with a documented heart condition and a drug addiction. 


He was immediately taken to the infirmary and given fluids. He was initially responsive when engaging with the medical staff. While receiving care, he began to have another episode, at which time immediate life-saving techniques were administered by medical personnel.


Mr. Carr passed away Monday at Kennestone Hospital. 


Sheriff Owens has notified the Georgia Bureau of Investigations of his passing. The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has begun a standard internal investigation to ensure protocols were followed. The Cobb County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.


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