- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a prison inmate’s death at Mount Olive Correctional Complex.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says David Munday assaulted a staff member Friday.

When other staff tried to intervene, a corrections officer was injured. Once Munday was subdued by other personnel, Messina says the person became combative and was restrained. The inmate then suffered a medical episode and was taken to a medical unit for treatment, but died.

An internal investigation is underway. Munday was serving time for shooting a law enforcement officer in 2002.

Mount Olive is a maximum security facility that houses only male inmates.

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