BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating the death of an inmate at the Bi-State Jail.
According to a press release, Deputy Michelle Carrier was dispatched around 7:09 p.m. on March 11 to the Bi-State Jail to assist an ambulance with an inmate that was unresponsive. Once Deputy Carrier arrived at the jail, she was escorted to the cell of Franklin Greathouse where she observed him lying on the floor.
The release said Greathouse was found unresponsive by his cellmate who notified the jail staff of his condition.
The jail staff conducted CPR on Greathouse until Life Net personnel arrived and took over.
The press release said the measures taken to save Greathouse’s life were unsuccessful.
Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chad Ford and Texas Ranger Josh Mason were called to investigate Greathouse’s death.
Judge Todd Fore ordered that his body be sent off for an autopsy. The results of this autopsy are pending.
The sheriff’s office said there was nothing found during the initial investigation of Greathouse death that would indicate his passing was anything other than natural.
Greathouse was being held in the Bi-State Jail on a warrant out of Miller County.