Chronic health condition cited by Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office after death of inmate

A 37-year-old inmate who had a history of a chronic health problem died, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

EMS was called on June 27 because of “irregular lab results,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“Prior to EMS arriving at the jail the inmate became unresponsive,” the release says. “Immediate medical attention was administered from onsite medical staff and responding EMS personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead shortly before 3:00 a.m.”

The inmate’s name has not been released, but according to the release from the sheriff’s office, he had been at the jail since June 25 on a felony warrant for contempt of court and had been in the jail’s clinic, where staff had been treating him for a chronic health problem.

He is the fifth inmate to die at the jail so far this year.