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Jordan Stevens, 28
Yuma, Arizona
February 15, 2017

Agencies: Yuma County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau Arizona | Yuma County Detention Centre Arizona

Last updated: 8 months ago

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An inmate from the Yuma County Adult Detention Center is dead. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office says Detention Officers were escorting an inmate from his holding cell for release Wednesday about 1:30 p.m. when he allegedly became aggressive with officers.

YCSO says officers commanded the inmate to comply with their orders, but the inmate became physically aggressive. Officers say they used an electronic control device to make the inmate comply, and he was then escorted back to his holding cell after he continued to struggle with officers.

YCSO says officers were monitoring the inmate and at about 1:44 p.m. they noticed the inmate became unresponsive. Officers requested medical assistance and joined YCSO Registered Nurses in performing CPS on the inmate until the Yuma Fire Department arrived on scene. YFD administered care on the inmate before he was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center.

The inmate was pronounced deceased at 2:24 p.m. and has been identified as 29-year-old Jordan Stevens of Yuma, Ariz.

According to YCSO, Stevens was booked Wednesday, February 15 at 6:02 a.m by the Yuma Police Department on disorderly conduct/fighting, resisting arrest and City of Yuma Ordinance 111-04 Obedience to a Police Officer.

Yuma County Sheriff's Office Investigators are currently investigating the incident and say next of kin has been notified. The cause of death is pending an autopsy that will occur later this week.

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