Inmate dies in Utah jail — the third in February


All three deaths are believed to have been suicides, authorities stated.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Weber County jail was the location of considered one of two inmate deaths in Utah on Monday.

An inmate within the Field Elder County jail died Monday, and the preliminary investigation indicated that the dying was a suicide, in keeping with police.

The inmate, 49-year-old Jed Collatz, was booked into the jail for investigation of aggravated assault and felony mischief, in keeping with court docket paperwork. His bail was set at $5,000.

Monday at about 11:15 a.m., jail deputies discovered Collatz in “cardiac misery,” in keeping with a information launch from the Field Elder County Sheriff’s Workplace. He was alone in a locked cell. First responders tried to deal with Collatz, however he died on the jail.

The Northern Utah Essential Investigative Crew is investigating Collatz’s dying.

He was considered one of two jail inmates who died in Utah on Monday — one other man died within the Weber County jail. The Weber County Sheriff’s Workplace has not but launched any details about the person, however the workplace reported that he died by suicide.

That dying is being investigated by the Weber County Sheriff’s Workplace.

A 3rd inmate died in one other Utah jail earlier in February. Albert Stout, 60, was discovered lifeless within the Garfield County jail on Feb. 6. Officers there consider he died by suicide.

The Salt Lake Tribune beforehand reported that a minimum of 31 of the 56 identified deaths in Utah jails between 2014 and February 2017 have been suicides. In 2014, Utah had the best price of county inmate deaths within the nation.

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