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Investigation underway into death of Potter County inmate


Early Sunday morning, officers at the Potter County Detention Center noticed a male inmate in medical distress.

Officers were with the inmate, Genardo Rocha II, 47, when he went into cardiac arrest. Life-saving measures were initiated and a call placed to EMS and Fire Rescue.

EMS and Fire Rescue personnel arrived at 12:49 a.m. and life-saving measures continued until he was pronounced dead by EMS personnel at 1:12 a.m.

The DPS Texas Ranger Division was contacted and are conducting an investigation.

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