Preliminary findings by Logan County Coroner Mary Givens find that Robert D. Sharp, 62, of Olmstead, who died in the Logan County Detention Center Sunday, July 26, had a Pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream.

Givens said the official cause of death is pending on a toxicology and final report which could take up to eight weeks.

Sharp died in the detention center while visiting the jail’s medical department after complaining of not feeling well.

According to Jailer Phil Gregory, Sharp was isolated away from the general population at the time he became sick.

Sharp was indicted by a Logan County Grand Jury July 10, 2020, on 182 counts of sexual abuse, first degree when he allegedly subjected a minor under 18 years of age to sexual conduct through forcible compulsion by groping the underage victim and placing his hands inside the victim’s undergarments. Sharp was being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

“This is very unfortunate,” said jailer Gregory adding the Logan County Detention Center notified the proper authorities after the death occurred which included the Logan County Coroner, Kentucky State Police, Logan County Judge Executive, Logan County Attorney, and the Kentucky Department of Correction.

“During the 11 days that Robert Sharp was lodged at the Logan County Detention Center, he was in a cell by himself,” Gregory said. “He had not completed his 14-day quarantine period and therefore had no contact with the general population. This incident occurred while Mr. Sharp was in the medical department of the jail. The medical staff as well as jail staff performed CPR until EMS arrived and were properly relieved.”

He was not the inmate that tested positive for COVID-19 recently at the detention center.