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Man identified as Byron Scott, 49, dies in Orange County Sheriff’s custody

An Orange County inmate has died while in custody law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday night.

The inmate, identified as Byron Scott, 49, died on Saturday at approximately 6:45 pm while in custody at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department jail ward located at UCI Medical Center in Orange. Scott had been arrested on August 21 by Orange County
Probation for a probation violation.

The death does not appear suspicious.

In a case like this, standard protocols require the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to handle the investigation. An autopsy is pending by the Coroner’s Office.

–Randy Economy