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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
January 15, 2018

Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
(757) 589-5692
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NORFOLK, VAThe Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new jury duty scam. 

On Wednesday, March 6th at least three local residents received phone calls from someone claiming to be a Major with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. 

In one instance, the caller told a citizen they must pay a $3000 fine for failure to show up to federal jury duty. The caller warned the citizen that if they did not pay, they would be arrested. 

The caller requested the victim to pay via gift cards and demanded the victim stay on the phone as the cards were purchased. The caller provided real NSO phone numbers and used the name of a real NSO major. 

This is a scam. 

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call a citizen for failure to report to jury duty. NSO deputies will NEVER ask for money over the phone. 

Jury duty notices are handled via mail or in a hand delivered summons by NSO deputies. 

If you receive a call similar to this, please notify the Norfolk Police Department Economic Crimes unit at (757) 664-7018.

We had a great time attending the Engage Norfolk event on February 10!

We love getting out and talking with those in our community about how they can get involved in civic affairs.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
    January 15, 2018
    Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
    (757) 589-5692
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
     
    In-Custody Death


    NORFOLK, VA — On Monday, January 14th at 11:55pm an NSO deputy came upon an inmate who appeared to be standing in his cell. Upon closer examination, the deputy noticed the inmate was non-responsive and his body was suspended just off the ground. The deputy immediately called for backup and deputies began performing life saving measures until medical staff arrived and took over. EMS was also called. Upon arrival, EMS pronounced the inmate deceased. 

    A mental health counselor was made available to inmates immediately following the incident. Additionally, our NSO chaplain is available for any staff members who responded. 

    The inmate has been identified as Daizhaun Danico Johnson, 18. 

    The safety and security of those in our custody is always our top concern. Per protocol, NSO will conduct an internal review of this incident, and the Norfolk Police Department will handle the incident as an undetermined death investigation. 

    Johnson was booked into Norfolk City Jail on 9/24/18 on charges of Failure to Appear and Auto Theft. He did not have a bond. His booking photo is attached. 

    While at this initial stage of the investigation no foul play is suspected, official cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner. Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to the Norfolk Police Department. 

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    public safety, public service, and public trust.

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