Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man’s death

  • Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:05 p.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:06 p.m.

ORANGEBURG — The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that the lawsuit claims jail medical staff knew 50-year-old Tony Glenn Tyler had medical problems, but did not give him the care he needed. Tyler was facing a burglary charge.

The suit said Glenn died of an irregular heartbeat, enlarged heart and congestive valve failure in August of 2012. The suit was filed on Wednesday in Orangeburg.

It is the second lawsuit this year involving an inmate’s death at the jail.

Tyler’s sister Lymisha Ryant sued the county, the jail and several people as the administrator of her brother’s estate.

Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young would not talk about the lawsuit.

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