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YCSO investigating inmate's death at Yuma County Adult Detention Center

Posted at 9:21 AM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 12:21:35-04

YUMA — The Yuma County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) is investigating after an inmate died on Friday night.

According to YCSO, 49-year-old Robert Wallace, an inmate at the Yuma County Adult Detention Center, requested medical assistance around 10:40 p.m. Friday night.

Wallace was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center by the Yuma Fire Department. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Wallace was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office is investigating the cause of Wallace's death, and says more information will be released as it becomes available.

Wallace was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center for armed robbery and possession of dangerous drugs, according to YCSO.