Inmate Dies Sunday At Sweetwater County Detention Center


Rock Springs, WY (10/14/19) – Sunday afternoon, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office released details of the death of a 28-year-old Sweetwater County jail inmate.

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According to the press release, on Sunday at approximately 2 a.m., deputies at Sweetwater County Detention Center discovered that a 28-year-old male inmate was experiencing a medical emergency in his cell.

Deputies discovered the inmate unresponsive in his cell during a routine cell check and immediately began to render life-saving measures until emergency medical services arrived.

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The inmate was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, where he was pronounced deceased. The name of the inmate is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The inmate was arrested and booked into the detention center around 3:00 p.m. this past Saturday after a warrant was issued for an alleged probation violation.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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