April 15, 2024
The central jail on Entrance Road in downtown San Diego. Picture by Chris Stone

A 33-year-old inmate who was in jail on a theft conviction was discovered lifeless Friday within the San Diego Central Jail.

San Diego County Sheriff‘s deputies have been conducting a security examine on the jail round 8:55 a.m. and located Eric Alexander Wolf unresponsive and displaying indicators of medical misery, in line with Lt. Joseph Jarjura.

The jail’s medical workers, paramedics and deputies tried life-saving measures, however have been unable to save lots of Wolf, who was pronounced lifeless at 9:25 a.m. by a health care provider from Scripps Mercy Hospital, Jarjura mentioned.

Wolf was arrested by San Diego Police on July 26 for failure to adjust to a court docket order in reference to a theft cost, in line with Jarjura. Wolf was sentenced to 2 years in jail on Dec. 11.

Wolf didn’t have a everlasting residence on the time of his arrest, authorities mentioned.

“We prolong our sympathies to the Wolf household and people affected by this demise,” the sheriff’s division mentioned in a press release.

A sheriff’s household liaison officer will help the household as they cope with the demise of a cherished one, Jarjura mentioned.

A Residents’ Regulation Enforcement Evaluate Board consultant was notified of the demise and responded to the scene. As is the protocol for all in-custody deaths, the Sheriff’s Murder Unit responded and can conduct an intensive investigation, authorities mentioned.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.