TEXARKANA, Texas — Texas law enforcement officials are investigating the death of an inmate who died while in a northeast Texas jail.

The Texarkana Texas Police Department released a statement saying Juan Cordova-Sanchez of Nash was taken to an area hospital after losing consciousness at the Bi-State Jail on Saturday.

Cordova-Sanchez was booked into the jail Saturday after attempting to flag down a passing Texarkana, Arkansas, police officer and then fleeing the scene. The officer pursued Cordova-Sanchez as he drove away. Cordova-Sanchez called 911 and indicated that he may be injured.

The release says the 26-year-old went into cardiac arrest while in the jail and that he later died at the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the death. Autopsy results are pending.

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