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ODOC investigating potential homicide of Davis Correctional Facility inmate

Ponca City Now - June 26, 2019 12:27 pm

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating the potential homicide of an inmate at Davis Correctional Facility.

Rosco E. Craig, 23, was found unresponsive around 9 a.m. Monday inside the cell he shared with another inmate at the medium-security prison owned and operated by CoreCivic.

A CoreCivic staff member conducting a security check discovered Craig when she noticed what looked like blood on his bedsheet inside the cell. A doctor pronounced Craig dead just after 10 a.m. at a nearby hospital.

ODOC’s Office of Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations is looking into Craig’s death, which is believed to have been caused by his cellmate.

The results of ODOC’s investigation will be submitted to the Hughes County District Attorney’s for potential prosecution. The agency is withholding the identity of Craig’s cellmate at this time.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner will determine the cause of Craig’s death.

Craig was serving time for convictions out of Oklahoma County for violating the sex offender registration act, assault with intent to commit a felony and forgery.

 

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