Escambia County Jail Inmate Dies

March 31, 2018

An Escambia County jail inmate died at a local hospital Friday.

King Solomon Fountain, 35 was going through the booking process at the jail but had not yet been placed in a cell when he suffered an undisclosed medical emergency. 911 was called, and Fountain was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.

According to Escambia County Jail records, Fountain age 35, was booked into the jail at 1:51 a.m. on a third degree felony cocaine possession charge. Further details have not yet been released.


7 Responses to “Escambia County Jail Inmate Dies”

  1. Angel on April 12th, 2018 6:34 am


  2. Michelle A Mehler on April 9th, 2018 11:15 am

    King was a beautiful person with a heart and soul! He made mistakes and poor choices as I’m sure everyone has at some point in their lives, but he also did good. No one should be passing harsh judgements. He’s gone, and I pray he rests in peace. Furthermore, the jail needs to be held responsible for their part in all of this. They need proper training and compassion. This could have been prevented. It should have been prevented. King paid with his life, and that’s tragic! He didn’t deserve to die. Of course, he is accountable for his part, and he paid dearly. He’ll forever be missed. I love you, King!!!!!!

  3. John Wayne on April 1st, 2018 9:58 pm

    FBI. Someone needs to report the jail house abuse, it take a person to loose he’s life at the jail, need to close it ,police and guards needs training , anyone off the street can close a cell door do they have comming since to know when a person is sick maybe they was train to look the other way , whoever running for sheriff this is an opportunity for him to show there needs to be a change

  4. Big red on April 1st, 2018 7:47 am

    The booking process doesn’t take that long. Waiting for someone to get his “ bond money” is the part of the waiting process. As for s bump on the head. I would look at previous photos of Fountain you will see that same so called bump. And I will bet evidence was swallowed based on the charges on him. The time it took to get processed through his stomach and cause an overdose reaction which could cause his demise. I’m sure that the facts will be released after an autopsy to the public. Sorry for his family.

  5. Jcellops on March 31st, 2018 11:15 pm

    Maybe it’s the angle of the photo, but, it looks like he has a lump on the top of his head. Could be a clue regarding his “medical emergency”.

  6. np630ss on March 31st, 2018 2:37 pm

    My best guess is that he swallowed a bunch of the “evidence”.

  7. Ryan Renear on March 31st, 2018 1:06 pm

    The booking process takes hours so if he was booked at 151am I wonder what time he suffered the medical emergency inside the jail. Hope the family finds answers on this. I know the jail is notorious in the news for dropping the ball lately on medical. With that said, people use drugs and they don’t care for themselves as the should so sometimes it just happens.

    Not saying anyone did anything wrong in this instance. Prayers to all involved.

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