Authorities investigate death of inmate at Box Elder County Jail

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 15:28:39-05

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Authorities are investigating the death of a man booked into the Box Elder County Jail over the weekend.

Courtesy of Box Elder County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy of Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office

Rex Iverson was found dead in his cell after being booked on an outstanding warrant from the Tremonton City Justice Court Saturday afternoon.

At about noon, Iverson was arrested in Bear River City and taken to the Box Elder County Jail where he was processed through pre-booking and placed in a holding cell, according to a press release from Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 1:10 p.m., the release states a deputy spoke with Iverson to determine if he would be able to post bail. The deputy returned about a half hour later to begin the booking process, Iverson was found unresponsive in the cell.

Lifesaving efforts were started by deputies on scene. Brigham City Ambulance responded and took Iverson to Brigham City Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Because Iverson was in custody at the time of his death, the Critical Incident Protocol was invoked and investigators from the Northern Utah Critical Incident Team were called to investigate.

There is no indication of foul play at this time, the release states.