Man arrested for intoxication dies after being found unresponsive in cell

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a man arrested for public intoxication died at the hospital after he was found unresponsive in a cell.

The sheriff's office say a 59-year-old man was taken to the sheriff's office just before 2 p.m. after being arrested for public intoxication.

MCSO says the man was placed in a detoxification cell due to his level of intoxication. The sheriff's office says while in the cell, the man fell down and staff feared if he remained in the cell he could possibly hurt himself. The man was moved from the detoxification cell to a single cell with protective walls to try to prevent him from falling and hurting himself, and staff conducted regular mandatory checks on the man, the sheriff's office says.

At around 5:38, the sheriff's office says jail staff entered the cell to feed the man and found him unresponsive on the floor.

Medical staff administered aid and the man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Texas Rangers are investing.

In a statement, the sheriff's office said, "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the male during this difficult time."

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