Inmate with medical problem dies in Yamhill County Jail


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MCMINNVILLE, Oregon — An inmate who'd been moved to a medical observation cell has died in the Yamhill County Jail.

The sheriff's office says the inmate told jail workers of a medical problem Wednesday evening. Early Thursday, deputies found the inmate unresponsive and began CPR. Emergency medical workers arrived and determined the inmate was dead.

The inmate was identified as 34-year-old Jed Hawk Myers of McMinnville. The sheriff's office says he was taken into custody May 24 on warrants for parole and probation violations.

The sheriff's office didn't provide details of the inmate's medical condition. An autopsy is scheduled, and an investigation is underway.

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