A Cary man died in the Brunswick County Detention Center Friday after being arrested by Oak Island police officers.
Steven Allan Myers Jr., 21, of Pamlico Drive in Cary, was arrested Tuesday, December 20 and charged with assault on a female, two counts assault by strangulation and communicating threats.
Friday, he was found dead in his cell from an “apparent suicide,” said Del Routh, public information officer for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
The SBI is investigating the death, as is common after in-custody deaths.
Oak Island police officials said Myers was arrested after a woman reported that he head-butted and choked her.