Texas Rangers probing death of inmate

Authorities are  investigating  the death of an inmate who was found hanging by a bedsheet Thursday night in the Hockley County Jail.

Joshua Lee Brown, 29, of Levelland was found at 11:36 p.m. in his cell. A sheet was tied to his bunk, according to a news release from the Sheriffís Office.

Brown had no pulse and deputies and a police officer did chest compressions in an attempt to revive him. He was taken to Covenant Hospital Levelland where he was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m.

Justice of the Peace Brenda Nock ordered an autopsy.

Sheriff R.C. Cheek said he contacted Texas Ranger Dominic Zuniga, who is doing an investigation into the death.

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