A man picked up on a warrant by bounty hunters was in the Harris County Jail for only 20 minutes before suffering a seizure that appears to have led to his death, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
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On Tuesday, the private bounty hunters picked up the unidentified 31-year-old man for an open family assault warrant and unpaid child support — called a capias warrant, issued by the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office. He arrived at the jail's inmate processing center around 2 p.m. Shortly after having his fingerprints and mugshot taken, the sheriff's office said, he suffered a seizure. According to the sheriff's office, he had no visible medical distress or other conditions upon arriving at the jail.
At 2:22 p.m., nurses responded with a gurney and first responders were dispatched. The Houston Fire Department responded at 2:28 p.m., and paramedics began CPR.
He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.