Inmate becomes ill in Angelina County Jail, pronounced dead at hospital

Inmate becomes ill in Angelina County Jail, pronounced dead at hospital

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches says a female inmate became ill Sunday.

The inmate, Janet D. Hartman, 44, was in the Angelina County Jail when the sheriff says she became ill. Jail staff and nursing staff attended to Hartman until paramedics could arrive, Sanches said. 

She was transported to the hospital by ambulance, where she was later pronounced dead. Sanches said an outside agency will conduct an investigation into Hartman's death; an autopsy has been ordered and the results are pending, he added.

"The Angelina County Sheriff's Office extends their condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Hartman," Sheriff Sanches said.

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