Inmate dies in Harford jail

November 26, 2011

A Cecil County man who was being held at the Harford County Detention Center in connection with a recent string of armed robberies died Friday, the Harford County sheriff's office said Saturday.

According to the sheriff's office, inmate Michael Ray Malpass, 26, was found unresponsive in his cell about 10:55 p.m. Thursday. He was taken by Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, where he was pronounced dead at 12:08 a.m. Friday.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office said Malpass was detoxing from heroin use and was on medical watch at the time of his death. Malpass, of Charlestown, had been in the detention center since Nov. 18 after being arrested by state police in connection with five armed robberies in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties.

—The Aegis

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