A 44-year-old man was booked around 8 a.m. Thursday into Carter County Sheriff’s Office and died one day after his arrest, according to Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant.

The man, who was arrested for public intoxication drugs or alcohol, was still intoxicated in his jail cell the next day, Bryant said. He said his office immediately contacted emergency medical services when it was determined the man needed medical attention.

Bryant said the man was still breathing when EMS departed from the jail, and the man later died at Mercy Hospital.

Bryant said he immediately contacted the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, which is continuing to investigate but told Bryant based on early indications that the man, who was in a jail cell by himself, was not suspected to have died from any foul play.

The man’s body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City for a cause of death report. Bryant said he expects to receive a cause of death and toxicology report within the coming days.


“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they go through what they’re dealing with,” he said. “We hate to see anything like this happen.”