Officers performing security checks at the DeKalb County Jail found 26-year-old Damien Christopher Boyd of Stone Mountain, Georgia unresponsive and inside a cell in the early hours of Monday, July 16. Emergency medical services were rendered immediately by the jail’s medical staff and DeKalb Fire Rescue but Mr. Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene. The DeKalb Medical Examiner’s report and official cause of death have not been received.
Boyd was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office without incident on Sunday, July 15, at a Stone Mountain residence on a probation violation warrant issued in May 2018 by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. He was facing charges of Giving False Information to Law Enforcement and No Valid Driver’s License, and he was scheduled to be extradited to the Gwinnett County Jail.