Sweetwater County jail inmate death under investigation

October 14, 2019

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office says a 28-year-old man in its custody has died after experiencing a medical emergency in his jail cell.

The man was identified Monday as Zachary Colton Griffiths, of Green River.

A statement from the Sheriff’s Office says Griffiths was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County on Sunday after deputies discovered him unresponsive in his cell at about 2 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office says Griffiths was booked into the Sweetwater County Detention Center about 3 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for a probation violation.

The cause of Griffiths’ death is under investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

No other details were immediately released.