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May 05, 2017

Arrestee Dies from Injuries Incurred During Escape Attempt

A little before 8:00 pm on May 4, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a violation of a domestic violence restraining order at a residence located in the area of Galbrath Drive and Walerga Road in North Highlands.  Deputies were advised the suspect was near the residence of his estranged wife in violation of a restraining order.

Deputies responded to the area and located the 29-year-old male suspect near the victim’s residence.  The suspect was also wanted as a parolee-at-large.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was being transported to be booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  During the transport, the suspect kicked out the rear window of the patrol car, and jumped out of the window while the car was moving.

The handcuffed suspect landed on the asphalt causing a major head injury.  Sacramento Metro Fire responded and transported the suspect to a local hospital in critical condition.  Just after 10:00 a.m. this morning, the suspect succumbed from his injuries, and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

The Sheriff’s Department will complete a thorough death investigation in accordance with department procedure and state laws. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine a cause of death and forward its findings as prescribed by law. The identity of the deceased victim will be made by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to his next of kin.  


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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