Oklahoma County inmate dies shortly after arriving in cell
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County jail inmate died after being found unresponsive in a holding cell five minutes after being taken to the cell.
Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Opgrande says 44-year-old Nicholas Green died at a hospital where he was taken after being found at 8:55 p.m. Monday.
Opgrande says Green had been arrested by Oklahoma City police and was cleared by medical staff, then booked into the jail 8:45 p.m. Monday.
Opgrande says Green then was taken to the holding cell at 8:50 p.m.
The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the death and provide a report to the district attorney.