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Tuesday, 18 August 2015 09:37

Updated: Medical examiner investigating death at jail of Beloit man

Written by  CSI Media news staff

STATELINE NEWS --

A Beloit man who died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 while being held at the Rock County Jail died of natural causes, according to preliminary autopsy results.

A final determination won’t be made until the results of toxicology tests are known.

Dante Tyreese Wilson, 39, of Beloit was in the jail's medical unit when a correctional officer alerted medical staff that Wilson was physically ill and having difficulty breathing, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The jail nurse and correctional staff quickly arrived to begin medical assessment of this inmate and began performing life-saving measures while awaiting the arrival of Janesville Fire Department paramedics.

The paramedics continued medical treatment and the Wilson was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. Wilson had been at the jail since Aug. 12 after being taken into custody on suspicion of probation violation and on a civil warrant for nonpayment of child support, according to the Gazette.

Medical examiner staff are working with detectives of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office to conduct the death investigation, which will be reviewed by staff from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Office of Detention Facilities.

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