The Eden Police Department reports that a man who was being held in custody at the police department for questioning in a counterfeit money case was found dead there earlier today.
According to a statement issued by Lt. Clint Simpson, lead investigator for the Eden Police Department, he said that it was earlier today (Saturday, October 5th) that officers with the Eden Police Department responded to the Eden Flea Market on Van Buren Road because of someone passing counterfeit currency. Upon arrival officers located 45-year-old Timothy Wayne Bancroft of Eden who was detained for allegedly possessing suspected counterfeit currency.
Lt. Simpson said Bancroft agreed to be transported to the Eden Police Department for questioning by a detective. Simpson said that after Timothy Bancroft was secured on a holding bench waiting to be questioned, officers discovered him deceased with his restraints wrapped around his neck.
The statement went on to say that as a result of the Bancroft’s death at the Eden Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was contacted to investigate.
We’ll give more details as they become available.