Update: In-Custody Death Investigation Ongoing In Carroll County, Deceased Identified

UPDATE 3/27/2018:

(Westminster, MD) – Police release the identity of the deceased involved in the in-custody death investigation at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday after making next of kin notification.

The deceased is identified as Dominic Edwards, 53, of Westminster MD.  Edwards was pronounced deceased at Carroll County General Hospital yesterday morning.

At the request of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police took the lead into the death investigation which began after Edwards  had been arrested by deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and held at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Yesterday morning, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the in-custody death of Edwards being held at the Carroll County Detention Center.  Deputies told State Police, Edwards was being held in a cell under suicide protocol after being arrested for first degree assault.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators are leading the investigation into Edwards’ death.  State Police crime scene technicians processed the scenes for evidence.  Assistance is being provided by the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators have also been in contact with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is active and ongoing


(Westminster, MD) – At the request of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police are conducting an investigation into the early morning death of a suspect who had been arrested and held at the Carroll County Detention Center.

The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification. This suspect was later pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital.

Early this morning, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the in-custody death of an arrestee being held at the Carroll County Detention Center.  Deputies told State Police, the suspect was being held in a cell under suicide protocol after being arrested for first degree assault.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators are leading the investigation into this death.  State Police crime scene technicians are processing the scenes for evidence.  Assistance is being provided by the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators have also been in contact with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is active and ongoing.