A male inmate was found unresponsive in the Mesa County Detention Facility at around 5:30 a.m. this morning, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital at just before 2 p.m.
The jail staff found him in his cell during a routine security check, according to the release.
Deputies and nursing staff immediately performed CPR and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Coroner’s Office are investigating at this time
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death. The Coroner’s Office will also release the inmate’s identity after next of kin has been notified.
This is the second death at the jail in less than a week.
Brittany Matthews, 36, was identified as the inmate who died on Dec. 19.
During the autopsy, Mesa County Coroner Victor Yahn found no injuries and determined the death to not be suspicious in nature.
n Claudia Calaway, 55, and Deandrew Deveon Marquise Jones, 26, are accused of drug possession and distribution charges. Calaway received a $20,000 cash-only bond, while Jones received a $10,000 cash or surety bond from Mesa County Court on Monday.
Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum said Calaway's felony history played a role in the bond difference.
A vehicle Jones was driving, with Calaway as passenger, was pulled over for expired plates on Interstate 70 at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, according to the arrest affidavit.
Thirty pounds of raw marijuana was found inside the vehicle, the arrest affidavit said.
n Elias Eribez, 21, and Marquise Stowers, 34, are accused of drug distribution and importation charges and each received $50,000 cash-only bonds on Monday.
A vehicle driven by Eribez, with Stowers as a passenger, was seen in the left lane on I-70 on Friday and was not passing any cars, according to the arrest affidavit.
The vehicle was pulled over and around 30 pounds of suspected methamphetamine was found inside, the affidavit said.