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Jun 9, 2014 5:21 PM

San Patricio Jail Inmate Dies

TAFT - The Texas Rangers have been called in for a death investigation at the San Patrico County Jail.

Taft Police tell us they took a man into custody Sunday around 2am.

Within a few minutes of arriving at the jail in Sinton, 53- year-old Juan Perez Senior was found not breathing.

He was rushed to the Portland ER were he was pronounced dead.

Taft's Police Chief John Landreth says he handed over all the evidence from that night to the investigating ranger and is fully cooperating.

Meanwhile, Perez's family has hired an attorney to investigate his death.


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