Virginia Beach jail inmate dies at local hospital following medical emergency

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Tramon L. Lange

A Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate died at a local hospital following a medical emergency on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Tramon L. Lane, 29, was arrested by the Virginia Beach Police Department, denied bond by the magistrate and admitted into the Correctional Center at 3 a.m. on July 16, 2022, on five felony charges: two counts of narcotics possession, two counts of possession of narcotics with a firearm and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. During the process of being booked into the facility, he experienced a medical emergency and was provided immediate treatment by deputy sheriffs and a registered nurse, who initiated CPR. Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded, took over lifesaving efforts and transported Lane to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, where, despite receiving additional medical treatment, he was pronounced deceased at 7:02 a.m.

As with all in-custody deaths, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department and the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office. As required, the incident 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 cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk.

The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office sends its sincere condolences to Lane’s friends and family.

Any questions or requests for additional information from the news media may be directed to Margie Hobbs, Public Information Officer: mhobbs@vbso.net or 757.385.8446 (office).