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.