A grand jury investigation will be launched into the death of a 22-year-old man who died in his cell at the Douglas County Jail.

Jesus Munoz was found in medical distress in his cell about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for the county.

The jail staff performed emergency medical care until paramedics arrived.

They declared Munoz dead shortly before 2 a.m.

Jesus Munoz

Jesus Munoz

Mike Myers, director of the Department of Corrections, said, “We offer our heartfelt condolences to Jesus’ family and loved ones.”

He said the department would have no further comment until the resolution of the grand jury probe, which is required by state law whenever someone dies in the custody of law enforcement.

Munoz was sent to Douglas County from California on Oct. 10 for violation of probation on a felony gun charge.

He was serving 180 days for the violation.

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