Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reports that on the afternoon of March 5, 2019, Narcotics Detectives with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office had arrested an individual for several drug related charges. As arrest warrants were being prepared, the arrestee attempted to hang himself while being held inside of an interrogation room within the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center.
Immediate medical aid was rendered and the arrestee was subsequently transported to First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst where he is listed in critical but stable condition.
Sheriff Fields has notified the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. As this is an active investigation, no further information is available at this time.