Cops, Courts and Fire

UPDATED: County Identifies Inmate Who Died While In Custody

The Bucks County Correctional Facility.
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UPDATE: 2:49 p.m., Tuesday:

Frederick Adami, 52, was being held in county custody on a domestic relations warrant, said Larry King, spokesperson for the district attorney’s office.

Adami had contact with authorities Saturday and was discovered to have an outstanding warrant, Adami said.

Original Post:

As the investigation into what killed an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility continued Tuesday, officials released the man’s name and age.

County spokesperson Chris Edwards said Frederick Adami, 52, was found dead Sunday morning at the Doylestown Township correctional facility that houses all inmates in county custody.

According to county court records, Adami previously had lived in Northampton and Yardley. He had run-ins with police in the past and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for a 2015 bad checks case out of Yardley.

An autopsy will be performed on Adami.

It was not immediately clear why Adami was in custody. reached out to the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s office for more information.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001