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Death in Custody at Travis County Correctional Complex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2022

Death in Custody at Travis County Correctional Complex

At approximately 10:30 am on February 9, 2022, two corrections officers observed JARED BELL, 32 of Austin unresponsive in his unit. CPR was administered immediately by both TCSO medical staff and ATCEMS. Resuscitation efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and Bell was pronounced dead at 11:07 am.

Bell was booked into custody February 8, 2022, on six out-of-county felony warrants.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. The autopsy was conducted on February 10, 2022, and the final report is pending.
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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