46-year old Lanson Paul Staff was found unresponsive in his cell around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, September 12th. Prison first responders performed lifesaving measures and Alexander County E.M.S responded. Staff was pronounced deceased.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office are conducting investigations.
Staff was serving a life sentence after his 2016 conviction for first-degree murder in Wake County.
Photo: NC Department of Public Safety