(UPDATED 2:24 p.m.): Jason Henry Myrick had begun staying at the Inter-Faith Council homeless shelter only weeks before he was found dead Tuesday, said John Dorward, executive director of the council.
"It's hard on all of us when somebody that we're working with ends up in a situation like this," Dorward said. "It's just hard. We hate to see that."
On Aug. 6, Myrick was arrested and charged with inhaling toxic vapors in Johnston County, according to records provided by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.
"We are a dry shelter, so we do our best to make sure that the men that are staying with us are not using alcohol or drugs when they are staying with us," Dorward said.
"He was working very hard in the few weeks that he was with us to try and get beyond that."