From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
A 44-year-old inmate from the Harford County Detention Center (HCDC) died Friday at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UCMC) of natural causes related to illness.
At approximately 10:55 p.m., on September 21, 2022, after being seen by the medical services provider at the HCDC, medical staff determined the inmate would be transported to the hospital for further evaluation and care. An ambulance arrived at the HCDC and transported the inmate, identified as Tina Marie Billings, of Whiteford, to the UCMC for treatment and care.
While in the hospital, Billings’ condition deteriorated. At approximately 12:46 a.m., on September 23, 2022, she was pronounced dead after succumbing to compounding medical issues.
Pursuant to policy, the inquiry into the Billings’ death was assumed by detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was notified but declined to respond. Billings’ death is believed to be the result of natural causes related to COVID pneumonia and MRSA.
At this time, there are two additional female inmates who tested positive for COVID at the same time Billings was diagnosed with COVID at the HCDC. Both are experiencing minor or no symptoms. At this time, inmate healthcare is being provided based on the current healthcare guidance and protocols set by the provider contracted by the HCDC.
Billings was booked into the HCDC on August 5, 2022, on multiple charges including 2nd and 4th Degree Burglary, Forgery, Malicious Destruction of Property and Theft. While incarcerated, she was served multiple additional charges related Theft, Credit Card Fraud, and Rouge and Vagabond. Billings was being held without Bond.
The inquiry is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.