Oklahoma County jail inmate found unconscious, dies

 

March 30, 2022



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 26-year-old Oklahoma County jail inmate has died after being found unconscious in his cell, jail officials said Tuesday.

Dustin Revas died after a jail employee conducting a site check found him unresponsive on his bunk in his cell about 2 a.m. Monday, jail spokesman Mark Opgrande said.

Revas' cellmate told authorities that Revas had not been feeling well but declined to seek medical attention. Opgrande also said a jail employee had spoken briefly with Revas about 3 hours before he was found.

The cause of death will be determined by the state medical examiner, Opgrande said.

Jail records show Revas was booked into the facility last Wednesday on charges including larceny and trespassing.

The death is the sixth reported in 2022 so far at the Oklahoma County jail.

A trust took over the jail operation from the sheriff's office in 2020. Since then, it has come under fire because of inmate deaths, escapes and other incidents. That criticism intensified after an inmate was shot and killed by police after taking a detention officer hostage last year.


 

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