Detainee Death Reported At Oklahoma County Detention Center

News 9 - June 23, 2022 10:23 pm


The Oklahoma County Detention Center said one of its detainees died Wednesday night.

Jail officials said Melvin Loveless was discovered by a detention officer making an attempt on his life.

The officer then called for assistance from medical personnel, who began performing life-saving efforts on Loveless.

Loveless was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detainee Death Reported At Oklahoma County Detention Center

Officials said Loveless was booked into the jail June 12. The state medical examiner will determine the detainee’s cause of death.

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