Prisoner’s Death Ruled Accidental
(Bel Air, MD – September 2, 2008) – The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland has released the cause and manner of death for Justin Eugene Bolden.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the manner of death as accidental as a result of cocaine intoxication, complicated by an airway obstruction of foreign material.
The Circuit Court for Harford County issued a warrant for Bolden’s arrest on Thursday May 29, 2008 for violating his probation. On Friday May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm, deputies located and arrested Bolden without incident at the WAWA convenience store in the 3500 block of Conowingo Road, Street, MD and transported him to the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air, MD.
During the booking process, officers conducted a routine, thorough search of Bolden when he became uncooperative and attempted to conceal cocaine that he had hidden on his person. Within moments, Bolden appeared to be in respiratory distress and officers called for an ambulance. While waiting for the ambulance, several officers and medical personnel at the Processing Center rendered aid, attempting to dislodge an obstruction without success.
Bolden was transported by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he later died.
no big loss here … thx for saving the taxpayers from having to feed you for the next 25 years … heres an idea give coke (or ajax) to all prisoners … i think the problem will eventually work itself out
The foreign material…to remind all of you …was crack !
Go Dagger !
Michelle Etlin says
Isn’t it strange that so many prisoners in the Harford County Detention Center “suddenly become uncooperative”?
In 1992 or 1993, there was an inmate in the HCDC who apparently told his sister, on the phone, that if he was found dead the next day, she should be aware that he had NOT committed suicide. Sure enough, the next day he was found dead and the county said he had STRANGLED HIMSELF. I wonder how a person does that…hmmm…strange. He was only in for 30 days for drunk driving, doesn’t sound like a show-stopper to me. On the other hand, there was apparently semen in his body, and he was seen being choked by guards (according to another inmate) earlier that day. The county had to pay the family a settlement — they had to pay ENOUGH to get the concession that the SETTLEMENT WAS CONFIDENTIAL. Hmmm. So those of you who are saying you save money when HCDC accidentally kills an inmate? You aren’t really saving money. You may not have to pay for all that food for a prisoner (in the case of William M. Ford, 30 whole days of baloney sandwiches, wow) but you might have to pay for a big settlement to the family when someone strangles himself AFTER maybe NOT being raped. Think on THAT one.
Michelle Etlin says
yeah, sure, send me comments