- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Officials in Anderson County say an inmate has died of a heart attack.

The Independent Mail of Anderson reports (http://bit.ly/1fL3ClN) Deputy Coroner Don McCown said 56-year-old Bobby Ray Blanding of Belton ate breakfast Friday and was headed outside for a work detail at the Anderson County Detention Center when he collapsed.

McCown said corrections officers and jail medical staff performed first aid without success. He said Blanding was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

According to McCown, Blanding wasn’t on any medication at the jail and his drug screen came back clear. He says it appears Blanding had heart disease and probably never told anyone about it.

Jail staff said Blanding was booked there Monday for violating a probation order.

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Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, http://www.andersonsc.com

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