OSBI investigates jail death in Latimer County
LATIMER COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) —
Just after 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, the Latimer County Sheriff requested Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's assistance with a 'suspicious' death that occurred in the Latimer County Detention Center.
A detention officer found Thasha Prindle, an inmate, unresponsive, according to OSBI.
Prindle was involved in a car accident on Dec. 23 and arrested early that morning for a DUI, police say. Prindle was treated and released from Latimer County General Hospital before being booked into the jail, according to OSBI.
An OSBI Agent arrived at the scene and conducted a crime scene investigation, and the medical examiner's office is performing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
OSBI is continuing to investigate the incident.