updated 2:19 PM UTC, Oct 15, 2020

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Rangers investigate death at county jail

By Valerie Reddell

Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 41-year-old Ivanhoe woman who was in custody at the Tyler County Jail at the time of her death.
Amie Coon was found unresponsive in her cell late Monday night. Deputies and Woodville Police Officers performed CPR until EMS arrived. She had been arrested earlier in the day Monday, Weatherford said.

She was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford. An autopsy examination will be made in Beaumont to determine the cause and manner of death.
Coon was being held on a charge of injury to a child, injury to the elderly and assault/family violence charges. She was also the subject an arrest warrant issued by Sabine County for possession of a controlled substance.

Editor's Note: An initial version of this statement indicated that the incident occurred Sunday. Coon was arrested Monday, Nov. 13 and died that night.




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