Inmate death under investigation at Aransas County detention facility

Posted at 11:28 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 13:41:40-04

ROCKPORT, Texas — The Aransas County Sheriff's office says the death of an inmate over the weekend appears to have been due to natural causes.

The inmate was identified as 66 year-old-Thomas Kitchens.

He was being held at the Aransas County detention facility in Rockport when, according to a statement from the sheriff, he became unresponsive around 8:20 a.m. Sunday.

CPR was performed and medics arrived but Kitchens was pronounced dead just after 9 a.m.

An autopsy is pending and Texas rangers are investigating the death, which is standard procedure.