FDLE Investigating Inmate Death At Flagler County Jail

By on September 29, 2018 in WNDB News

UPDATE (09-30-18): FCSO has identified the man who died as 72-year-old Mark T. Klos of Flagler Beach. He was booked at FCJ Thursday night (September 27th) on a felony charge of written threats to kill or injure.

FCSO says he threatened the owner of a local construction company whom he had done business with in the past.

Earlier reporting below.

Bunnell, FL – State officials are investigating an inmate death at Flagler County Jail, one which has forced a lockdown of the facility.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says a yet-to-be identified man wasn’t able to be revived after deputies found him leaning against his cell door around 9:30 this morning (September 29th).

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly says it looks like the inmate committed suicide and that there are no apparent foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

“It is tragic anytime someone takes their life,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We have many services available to our inmates, including mental health services through Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare. We extend our condolences to his family.”

According to FCSO, deputies who found the man tried to bring him back with CPR and a defibrillator until Flagler County Fire Rescue responded to the jail and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating the incident. Staly says FCSO will do its own investigation as well.

Officials have not released the inmate’s name pending next of kin notification.

No other details have been released, but FCSO did note that all inmates at the facility are screened for medical and mental health before they are placed in a cell.

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