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Douglas County Department of Corrections reports in-custody death

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Nov 10, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The director of the Douglas County Department of Corrections says a man has died in custody early Wednesday.

Mark Jontz, 59, was found unresponsive in his cell. 

Life-saving care was initiated immediately by corrections personnel but Jontz was declared deceased by fire department personnel at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday.

Jontz entered corrections on Nov. 4, 2022 in lieu of $1,068 in fines and costs related to two charges of Driving Under Suspension and No Proof of Insurance.

Officials have no further comments pending the resolution of a grand jury investigation, which is required by state law.

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