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An inmate at the Sweetwater County Detention Center died on Sunday, Oct. 13.

According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the 28-year-old male was found around 2 a.m. in his cell experiencing “a medical emergency.”

The inmate has been arrested and booked into the detention center around 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, according to the release. He was arrested for an alleged probation violation.

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The release says life-saving measures were issued until emergency responders arrived.

The inmate was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where he was pronounced dead.

The cause is under investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, which the release describes as normal procedure.

The inmate’s identity is being withheld until family can be notified.


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