First DC Inmate Dies From The Coronavirus Harold Fisher | April 13, 2020 at 1:37 pm in CORONAVIRUS, NEWS Tweet An inmate at the DC Jail died this morning from COVID-19. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement during her news conference on the coronavirus this morning. The inmate was identified as 51-year-old Deon Crowell. He was awaiting trial on a first degree murder charge. He was hospitalized on April 7th. Crowell is the first inmate and the 52nd person to die from COVID-19 in the District. Tags: coronavirus, DC Inmate Dies from COVID-19, Deon Crowell.