ARLINGTON, Va. – Bennie Turner, 40, was released Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. as a result of a court ordered furlough, for an ill family member. He returned from his court ordered furlough on time, at 2:00 p.m. After being processed back into the Arlington County Detention Facility he was returned to his housing unit at 2:31pm.
He was found unconscious in his cell at 4:48 p.m. Deputies and medical staff began immediate resuscitation efforts after finding him non-responsive. Arlington Fire & Rescue units arrived and transported Turner to the Virginia Hospital Center. He was pronounced dead at the Center at 5:36 p.m.
His family was notified of his death late Thursday night.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office and, following standard procedure, the death is being investigated by the Arlington County Police Department.