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Autopsy underway after Wyoming County inmate dies in custody

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 11:37:27-04

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — An autopsy is set to be performed after an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Wyoming County jail.

According to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Timothy C. Pabone was found unconscious just before noon on Tuesday, July 23. Medical emergency procedures were initiated, which, according to the Sheriff's Office, included CPR and an AED. The Rochester man was declared deceased a short time later.

The Wyoming County Coroner has now ordered an autopsy that will be conducted at the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

Sheriff's Deputies say Pabone was first taken into custody on July 22 when it was discovered he had a warrant out of the Town of Warsaw Court for failure to pay a fine on aggravated unlicensed operation and interlock device charges. State Police took custody of Pabone and he was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and ordered to the Jail Division on $1,000.00 bail pending a later court date. Mr. Pabone was booked into the Wyoming County Jail in the early hours of July 22, 2019.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Pabone was in a locked cell and the block is under video surveillance. There are no indications of of foul play. The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine the cause of death, but investigators suspect Mr. Pabone suffered a medical event.

“When the Officer observed Mr. Pabone to be unresponsive, he immediately took action and began CPR, said Sheriff Gregory Rudolph. Several other men and women of our Jail Division Staff assisted in life saving efforts. The Pabone family has our sympathies in this difficult time for their sudden and unexpected loss.”