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Inmate in Marion County dies after medical emergency in jail

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 18:19:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An inmate at a jail in Marion County died after he had a medical emergency Wednesday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

Ronald Owens, 60, had a medical emergency and became unresponsive around 8:20 a.m. as he was preparing to be taken to Eskenazi Hospital, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. He later died.

Owens was an inmate at Marion County Jail 2, which is operated by CoreCivic. He has been in custody since May 25 and was being held on charges of stalking, intimidation, domestic battery, battery resulting in bodily injury, and four counts of invasion of privacy, according to the release.

A bond hearing review was scheduled for Owens at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to online court records.

His cause of death has not yet been released by the Marion County Coroner's Office. RTV6 reached out to the Marion County Coroner's Office Wednesday evening by email for more information and is awaiting a response.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Coroner's Office, and Marion County Forensic Services Agency are all investigating the incident, according to the release.