Intoxicated Inmate Dies in Cape Girardeau Hospital

2 years 4 months 1 week ago September 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Monday, September 30 2013 Monday, September 30, 2013 11:07:26 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

NEW MADRID (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a southeast Missouri jail inmate.

The Sikeston Standard-Democrat reports that Daniel Presnell died Thursday morning at a hospital. He had been brought to the New Madrid County Jail Tuesday by a bail bondsman. Presnell was wanted for failure to appear in court on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Sheriff Terry Stevens says Presnell appeared intoxicated when he first arrived. He was taken to a Sikeston hospital when his condition failed to improve, then transferred to a hospital in Cape Girardeau, where he died.

An autopsy was conducted to determine the cause of death, and Stevens asked the patrol to investigate.

 

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