Man Found Dead In Houston Jail
HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been found dead in a Houston jail about eight hours after being arrested for public intoxication.
The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1OgqSWt ) that the man was arrested after a disturbance at a Houston west side store around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He was also charged with resisting arrest.
Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith says the man acted belligerently after he was booked.
Smith says the man was cleared by staff and placed in a cell by himself around 2:30 a.m. He was alert when he was checked at 9:15 a.m. and was unresponsive 15 minutes later.
Smith says medical staff was unable to revive him and that an autopsy is pending.
The man's identity has not been released. An investigation into the death is ongoing.