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OSBI investigating death of inmate in Pawnee County jail

Ponca City Now - July 25, 2018 9:51 am

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is working the death of an inmate at the Pawnee County jail in Pawnee, Oklahoma.

The decedent as been identified as 26-year-old Brittany Weide DeVerges. DeVerges was arrested by the Pawnee Police Department at 3 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, on complaints of  public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

DeVerges was booked into the jail in a detox cell. She was observed at 10:30 a.m. and it was determined she should remain in the detox cell. At noon on July 24, DeVerges was found unresponsive in the cell.

She was observed with a handgun on her stomach and an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. All evidence indicates DeVerges snuck the weapon into the jail on her person.

The OSBI investigation is ongoing and reports will be turned over the Pawnee County District Attorney’s office when completed.

 

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