FEBRUARY 04, 2018
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: INMATE DEATH – MEDICAL
ASSUMPTION PARISH DETENTION CENTER
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland
Falcon reports the death of inmate Mr. Edward Murphy, Jr., 202 Sparrow Street,
Mr. Murphy collapsed in his cell at approximately 6:25
a.m. on Sunday, February 04, 2018.
Correctional employees were steps away and noticed Mr.
Murphy in distress.
Emergency protocol commenced. Correctional officers began CPR and dispatch
contacted Acadian Ambulance who arrived at the facility a short time later.
Mr. Murphy was rushed to Thibodaux Regional Medical
Center where he died at approximately 8:11 a.m.
Mr. Murphy was booked into the facility at
approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 by Louisiana State Police
on charges of D.W.I., driving under suspension and expired motor vehicle
Mr. Murphy was being held in a temporary holding area
and was housed alone.
The Sheriff’s Office made personal notification to Mr.
Murphy’s next of kin at Thibodaux Regional.
As is protocol, a full review is underway but
preliminary indication is that Mr. Murphy died as a result of an illness. Mr. Murphy had a documented history of
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of
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Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at