BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A county jail inmate in southeastern Texas has died after complaining while in the jail infirmary of not feeling well.
Jefferson County jail officials say in a news release that 45-year-old Christopher Lee of Beaumont died Friday while being taken to a hospital in the city about 75 miles (121 kilometers) east of Houston.
Jail officials say Lee was in the medical unit because of an undisclosed pre-existing medical condition. Officials say Lee had been arrested Thursday for a probation violation.
The statement said Texas Rangers will investigate the death.