The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

September 19, 2013

Anderson County officials investigating death of inmate

PALESTINE — Anderson County law enforcement officials and Texas Rangers are investigating the death of an inmate found unresponsive at the Anderson County Jail Thursday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Greg Taylor, jailers found the man lying face down in his cell and unresponsive at about 3:30 p.m.

“They attempted CPR and took him to Palestine Regional Medical Center for treatment,” Taylor said. “He was pronounced dead there at the hospital.”

Officials could not release the name of the inmate as next-of-kin have not yet been notified. The cause of the man’s death is unknown at this time, the sheriff reported.

“We do not suspect any foul play,” Taylor said. “He was an older man in a single cell.”

As per protocol, Texas Rangers are currently investigating the inmate’s death.

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