OK County jail officials say inmate killed inside cell
Mike Seals - January 4, 2021 11:29 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An inmate at the Oklahoma County Jail was found dead inside a cell that he shared with another inmate, jail officials said Monday.
During a routine check Saturday evening, jail staff observed an inmate with a weapon in his hand and the inmate’s cellmate under a mattress with blood in the cell, jail spokesman Mac Mullings said in a statement.
After attempts to disarm the inmate failed, he was sprayed with pepper spray in order to disarm him and remove him from the cell, Mullings said.
Jail officials then discovered 40-year-old Brad Leon Lane not breathing and without a heartbeat.
Mullings identified the suspect as 27-year-old Shaquile Brown of Chickasha.
Mullings said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the killing. Formal charges have not yet been filed.
Jail and court records don’t indicate the name of an attorney who could speak on Brown’s behalf.
Court records show Lane was being held on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing an officer and driving under suspension.
Brown was being held on multiple counts, including aggravated assault and battery, robbery, gang association and drug charges.
Oversight of the jail was transferred in 2019 from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office to a nine-member jail trust.