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19-year-old Jonathan Wilson Dies in a Waxahachie, Texas Jail

Monday, August 21st, 2017
English: The darkly gothic Ellis County Courth...

English: The darkly gothic Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie is considered by some to be among the best in the state. Photo by Danny Burton, 07/15/07. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An inmate in the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie, Texas, died on Saturday morning, August 19, 2017. Jonathan Wilson was 19 years old, and Ellis County Sheriff Chuck Edge confirmed that he died during his incarceration. No official statements have been made with regard to Wilson’s death. The family made a statement and expressed their belief that he may have suffered from cardiac arrest. Arrest reports to show why the teen was incarcerated have not been provided.

Edge said the Dallas County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and a cause of death is still unknown. He also said the Texas Rangers are conducting an investigation.

Sheriff Edge also said an additional internal investigation will be done, to determine whether a change in policies and procedures is needed and to see whether anything was done incorrectly.

Edge said that employees that were directly associated in some way with the incident could potentially be temporarily reassigned while the investigation continues. No one had been fired, suspended, or placed on leave as of the afternoon of the custodial death.

A report released a year ago showed that nearly 7,000 individuals died in a 10-year period either while in police custody or while incarcerated in a Texas jail. Almost 2,000 of them had not been found guilty of a crime.

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