MOUNT OLIVE, West Virginia — Authorities are investigating a prison inmate's death at Mount Olive Correctional Complex.
Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says David Munday assaulted a staff member Friday.
When other staff tried to intervene, a corrections officer was injured. Once Munday was subdued by other personnel, Messina says the person became combative and was restrained. The inmate then suffered a medical episode and was taken to a medical unit for treatment, but died.
An internal investigation is underway. Munday was serving time for shooting a law enforcement officer in 2002.
Mount Olive is a maximum security facility that houses only male inmates.