Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigators say there is no sign of foul play involved in the death of an Bowie County Jail inmate early Saturday morning.
Staci Rochelle Washington, an inmate at the Bowie County Annex Jail, died early Saturday morning after she was found on the floor next to the toilet.
According to a Bowie County Sheriff’s Office press release, around 4:15 a.m. Saturday inmates in the Bowie County Annex requested assistance from the jail staff for a fellow inmate who needed medical attention. When the correctional officers arrived at the cell, they found Staci Rochelle Washington on the floor next the toilet. Washington was responsive, but unable to speak with the officers.
The jail medical staff was immediately contacted for assistance. They removed Mrs. Washington from the cell via a wheelchair and took her to the infirmary. When they arrived, Washington’s pulse had weakened. The medical staff began CPR on Washington and called for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.
According to the press release by the time Life Net personnel arrived, Washington had passed away.
Bowie County Deputy Randall Baggett responded to this call. He secured the scene and called for a Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigator. Captain Jerl Palmore and Investigator Chad Ford answered this call and processed the scene at the jail. They found no signs of foul play involved with Mrs. Washington’s death.
Judge Nancy Talley ordered that Washington be sent off for an autopsy.
Washington was 40 years of age and being house in the Bowie County Annex Jail for a Probation Violation for Theft Over $50 and Under $500.