- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) - Stone County officials say a 43-year-old man held for federal marshals in a firearms case has died from a blood clot after being taken to a hospital by ambulance from the county jail.

Coroner Wayne Flurry tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1Ha1o8o) George Sullivan Jr. died early Saturday of natural causes from a pulmonary embolism.

“He had health problems and had told a nurse at the jail he was diabetic but hadn’t taken any medication for two years,” Flurry said.

Sullivan was one of four men arrested June 23 on a criminal complaint in the theft of about 49 firearms from a Saucier business. The firearms were stolen from Friendly Pawn and Auto on U.S. 49 between the night of June 6 and the morning of June 8.

Sullivan was being held at the jail in Wiggins and was scheduled for a detention hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

Jail Warden Dwain Brewer said Sullivan told jail staff he was having a medical problem about 11 p.m. Friday.

“He was complaining of shortness of breath,” Brewer said.

“The jail called the on-call nurse and she advised them to call for an ambulance. The ambulance left the jail about 11:22 p.m. and the on-call nurse met them at the hospital.”

He said Sullivan died about 1 a.m. Saturday at Stone County Hospital.

Also arrested were Tyson Lee Gaines Sr., 34; Kevin Gerard Edwards, 50; and Willie Lee Carter, 34.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Gargiulo has turned the case over to a grand jury.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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