April 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Sunday, April 9, 2017, at approximately 12:52 p.m., an inmate in custody at the Washington County Jail died. The inmate, a 19-year-old Village of Richfield man, was arrested April 7 by a Washington County Deputy on one criminal charge.
The death investigation is being conducted by the West Bend Police Department.
The Sheriff’s Office is also conducting an internal investigation in regards to policy and procedures.
The incident has also been reported to the WI Department of Corrections-Office of Detention Facilities as required by state code. The initial investigation indicates no sign of foul play.
Further information may be available after the investigations are complete.