Sheriff’s Office says inmate died while in custody Monday morning

Published 11:27 am Monday, September 19, 2022

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced an inmate died while in custody on Monday.

Captain Crystal Holmes said the death took place at 5:45 a.m., identifying the victim as a male inmate.

As per protocol, The Texas Rangers were notified and are conducting an investigation, Holmes said.

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The deceased person’s next of kin have not been notified, authorities said while not initially releasing the victim’s name.