A person who was discovered unresponsive in his jail cell died at UCSD Medical Middle, turning into the second in-custody dying in three days, the Sheriff’s Division introduced Thursday.
Pedro Junior Ornelas III, 27, died at UCSD Medical Focus on 10 a.m. Wednesday, in keeping with sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Jarjura.
“We prolong our sympathies to the Ornelas household and people affected by his dying,” Jarjua mentioned. “A Sheriff’s Household Liaison Officer will help the household as they cope with the lack of a liked one.”
Ornelas was arrested June 16 by the California Freeway Patrol on a felony warrant on suspicion of pimping and pandering, the lieutenant mentioned. He was additionally arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a managed substance whereas armed, possession of a managed substance on the market, and prohibited proprietor of ammo.
He was booked into San Diego Central Jail, Jarjura mentioned. Ornelas lived in San Diego on the time of his arrest.
The Citizen’s Legislation Enforcement Overview Board was notified of the custody dying.
The Sheriff’s Murder Unit was conducting an investigation. The trigger and method of dying can be decided by the Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
In one other custody dying this week, Paul Arthur Heimark, 66, who was in custody of the Sheriff’s Division at Alvarado Hospital, died round 9:30 p.m. Monday, in keeping with Jarjura.
“Heimark had medical points that have been recognized by sheriff medical employees on the time of his reserving,” Jarjura mentioned. “He was admitted to the hospital instantly after finishing the consumption course of.”
Heimark had been receiving care on the hospital and was by no means housed at a detention facility, the lieutenant mentioned.
“We prolong our sympathies to the Heimark household and people affected by his dying,” Jarjura mentioned.
A decide remanded Heimark into custody on June 16 stemming from a probation maintain positioned on him. Heimark allegedly did not adjust to the phrases of his probation for his authentic cost of possession on the market of a managed substance, Jarjura mentioned.
The Citizen’s Legislation Enforcement Overview Board was notified of Heimark’s dying and responded to the hospital.
The Sheriff’s Murder Unit was investigating the dying, and the reason for dying can be decided by the Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
— Metropolis Information Service