Rock Hill man found dead in high school electrical closet

Posted October 10, 2012 4:32 pm | Filed under Local News

A Rock Hill man was found dead Wednesday in an electrical service room at Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville.

WMBF-TV reports 44-year-old Jeffrey Cheek was a sub-contractor working on a generator at the school where school officials discovered him just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown says an initial examination shows Cheek died from electrocution, and a more exhaustive autopsy is scheduled to take place at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Cheek was a 1986 graduate of Catawba Academy and worked for Nixon Power Company.