FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate died at John Peter Smith Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 19, due to a medical emergency related to COVID-19.

The inmate was a 34-year-old man who was originally booked into Tarrant County Jail on September 9 for assault family violence/impeding breath (strangulation).

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The Texas Rangers are investigating as they handle all in-custody deaths at TCSO.

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No other details have been released.

Another Tarrant County Jail inmate died of COVID-19 in November.

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