Sweetwater County jail inmate death under investigation
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.