Western Correctional Institution, U.S. 220, Cresaptown

CRESAPTOWN — A Western Correctional Institution inmate died Saturday after a fight in the prison's exercise yard.

Maryland State Police identified the victim Sunday as Herbert Mayes, 33. He was pronounced dead at the prison.

Police said Mayes was one of seven inmates involved in the fight about 1:20 p.m. The other six, who were not identified, were taken into police custody.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is investigating with the assistance of investigators from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Mayes' body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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