Sedgwick County inmate dies at hospital

Sedgwick County Jail (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department says an inmate at the jail died overnight.

The jail says the inmate, identified as Gerald V. Ashworth, 77, originally from Augusta, had a long history of serious medical issues and had been experiencing a “multitude of dire medical conditions”.

After midnight, Ashworth was transported to the hospital.  He died of apparent natural causes at 6:45 a.m.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department notified the Investigations Division of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and The Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Ashworth was booked into the Sedgwick County Detention Facility back on July 24, 2014.


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