Inmate dies at Eastern Idaho Jail

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM

IDAHO FALLS -- Authorities in eastern Idaho say an inmate in the Bonneville County Jail has died.

Bonneville County Sheriff Paul J. Wilde says 47-year-old James Slate Dewitt of Idaho Falls died Saturday morning.

Wilde says jail deputies at about 5:50 a.m. determined Dewitt wasn't breathing and administered CPR until Idaho Falls emergency responders determined Dewitt had died.

Authorities say Dewitt was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. Friday on a probation violation.

An autopsy is planned as part of standard procedure when a person dies while in custody.

An investigative team has also been called in.

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