28-year-old man dies at Cuyahoga County Jail


By Jane Morice - cleveland.com (TNS)



CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 28-year-old man died early Sunday at the Cuyahoga County Jail, a county spokeswoman said.

Devauntae Daye, 28, was pronounced dead about 3:45 a.m. by paramedics, Cuyahoga County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said in a statement. Daye had been at the jail since May 17.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, alongside the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating Daye’s death. A preliminary cause was not provided, and “any final lab results may take weeks,” Madigan said.

The county is not releasing any additional information at this time.

Daye was charged in May with felonious assault and aggravated robbery, court records show. He was accused of robbing another man and assaulting him with a brick, “causing serious physical harm,” charging documents state.

Court records show Daye was slated to stand trial on those charges on September 30.

His death marks the second at the jail since July 8 when Michael Wormick died. Wormick’s death was the first in the jail since a period between June 2018 and May 2019 when a string of nine inmates died.

Those deaths led to a federal investigation into the jail that uncovered numerous problems with the jail in downtown Cleveland. The inspection by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and subsequent investigation by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Attorney General also resulted in criminal charges against the former jail director and several corrections officers.

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By Jane Morice

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