FBI to Investigate Death of Arrested Woman
The FBI plans to investigate the death of a Mercer County woman who died at a Charleston hospital several days after being briefly held at the Bluefield City Jail.
Supervisory Special Agent Chris Courtright told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph there's no timeline for when the investigation will end.
Bluefield resident Connie Hambrick was arrested by police June 4 on an outstanding warrant from Tazewell County, Virginia. That night, she complained about a bad headache and was taken by to Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Hospital personnel told police Hambrick had a stroke and needed to be transferred to another hospital. She was taken to the Charleston Area Medical Center the next day and died June 17. The cause of death is under investigation.