Adult in Custody Death at Marion County Jail

During the evening hours of July 16th, 2021, Frederic Gregory Fergusen, 23, an adult in custody, experienced a medical emergency. Deputies at the Marion County Jail immediately initiated lifesaving efforts and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was activated and responded to the Marion County Jail. Fergusen was transported to Salem Hospital where efforts to save him were not successful.

In accordance with the policy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was asked to conduct an investigation into the death.