Man Suffers ‘Medical Emergency’ In Jail, Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 22-year-old man died Friday morning after suffering a medical emergency inside the Stearns County Jail, police said.

Authorities have not said whether or not the man, Jerome Herrell, of St. Cloud, was an inmate.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said it respond to the jail shortly after 8:30 a.m. The St. Cloud Fire Department and an ambulance service also responded.

Crews treated the man at the jail and then brought him to the St. Cloud Hospital, where he later died.

The incident is under investigation.

  • Wildbill

    See Johnny it’s a good thing you went too Shurburne County.

  • Taylor J

    yeah, i’m not sure how anyone would survive a beating to the head with a baton. :( Just saying… (not that this happened) R.I.P.

  • Buggy

    One less to feed and clothe

    • Andy

      The guy was there on a public intoxication, misdemeanor. They keep him until he is sober and send him home with a ticket, or summons. Doubt he was fed, or clothed for what would have been a stay no longer than 6 to 8 hours in jail. Real sensitive jerk.

  • Roger

    This guy took food for his family from a store and then came back to pay for it. The store called the cops and they took the guy and put him in a holding cell with a guy waiting to be sentenced for murder. I think he got attacked and died. They should have put him in a seperate cell. He was handicaped.

    • big banjo

      its a fact…they put him in with a murderer and now he is inexplicably dead….its also a fact that the cellmate was laughing and saying duragatory things while the victim was being tended to…….not to mention the 20 minute delay in attention once deputies were alerted.

    • Richard Cheese

      Roger, do you know this for a fact???

  • The Editor

    Here’s another well written story:

    Something happened somewhere….but we don’t have any details.

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