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OSBI investigates deaths at County Jail


A second inmate has died within a week at Latimer County jail.

About noon Saturday, a 45-year-old man asked for and was given shaving utensils and was seen on video making suspicious movements inside the cell.

A sheriff’s deputy went to check on the man and found blood on him and inside the cell. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts to his neck and wrists, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

The man — whose name was not released — died at the hospital.

He had been booked into the jail Friday on complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release.

About 5 a.m. on Dec. 24, Thasha Prindle was found unresponsive in her Latimer County jail cell, and was pronounced dead. Her death is being considered suspicious, the OSBI reported.