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Man dies at Cumberland County Jail

FILE - Cumberland County Jail (Seth Koenig | BDN)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Officials are investigating after a man died at the Cumberland County Jail Thursday.

Portland Police say they brought 34-year-old Adam Davis Barnes, of Westbrook, to the jail around 6 p.m. after he was charged with failure to stop, possession of scheduled W drugs, violation of bail, leaving the scene of an accident, driving to endanger, falsifying evidence, and possession of scheduled Y drugs.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says Barnes was placed in a holding cell shortly after he arrived.

Around 7:15 p.m., corrections officers found him unresponsive. Officers performed CPR, but Barnes died, according to deputies.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division, the Portland Police Department, and the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office are currently investigating.

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