Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate dies following medical emergency

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Kevin Lorenzo Jones, 36

A Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate died this morning following a medical emergency.

At about 4:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, inmates alerted staff that Kevin Lorenzo Jones, 36, wasn’t moving. A deputy immediately responded, began CPR and called for assistance. Jail medical staff, the Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded and rendered aid. A medic declared Jones deceased at the scene at 4:43 a.m.

Jones was arrested by the Virginia Beach Police Department and booked into the Virginia Beach Correctional Center on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, on one misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. A magistrate granted him a $1,500 secured bond. When Jones did not post the bond, he was booked into the facility and provided an initial medical and mental health screening. Medical staff found no signs of medical distress at that time.

As with all in-custody deaths, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office. It has also been reported to the Virginia Department of Corrections, which reviews all in-custody deaths and has the authority to investigate. No foul play is suspected.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk will determine the cause and manner of death.

Sheriff Ken Stolle and the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office send their sincere condolences to Jones’ friends and family.

Any questions or requests for additional information from the news media should be directed to Strategic Communications Consultant Kathy Hieatt at khieatt@vbso.net or 757-570-9123.