Man dies in custody at Douglas County jail

Man dies in custody at Douglas County jail

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A 31-year-old man died in custody at the Douglas County Detention Center on Thursday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

A deputy delivering dinner to the man’s cell found him unconscious and not breathing at 5:05 p.m. and started lifesaving efforts, Douglas County sheriff’s officials said Friday. The man was pronounced dead at 5:46 p.m.

The man was booked into the jail less than 12 hours earlier, at 5:50 a.m., and was in a cell by himself, officials said. There were no signs of a “physical disturbance of suspicious activity” seen by jail staff, officials said, and the sheriff’s office is investigating the man’s death.

The sheriff’s office did not identify the person who died or say why he was in custody.

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