Renae Ray Carter : “Investigation Launched into In-Custody Death of 64-Year-Old Renae Ray Carter in Jacksonville”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Investigates In-Custody Death of 64-Year-Old Inmate

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 64-year-old Renae Ray Carter while in solitary confinement. The incident has raised concerns about the treatment of inmates and the procedures in place at the facility.

According to a statement released by JSO, the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, December 5. The Cold Case Unit of JSO was alerted to an in-custody incident involving an inmate in medical distress. Upon reaching the scene, detectives discovered that Carter was housed in an isolation cell.

The events leading up to the distress began on Monday evening when Carter was reportedly observed walking around outside of his dorm before returning and lying down. Corrections officers attempted to communicate with him through the cell door during their regular rounds. However, when Carter failed to respond past midnight, concerns were raised about his well-being. Corrections officers suspected a medical emergency and sought assistance from the jail medical staff.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded promptly, but unfortunately, Carter was pronounced deceased at 12:30 a.m. Preliminary information suggests that he may have experienced an undetermined medical episode. There are currently no indications that Carter had any prior interactions with other inmates or officers that could have contributed to the medical emergency.

Carter had been taken into custody on November 22 after being arrested for Trespass on Property of Another and Defies Order to Leave. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing, with the Medical Examiner’s Office set to determine the cause of death following an autopsy.

As JSO’s Cold Case Unit continues its investigation, Action News Jax is actively working to obtain further details regarding the incident. The incident has raised concerns about the treatment and well-being of inmates in the facility, and it remains to be seen what findings the investigation will reveal.

It is crucial that thorough investigations are conducted to ensure the safety and well-being of inmates in custody. The results of the autopsy will shed more light on the circumstances surrounding Carter’s death. The public will be eagerly awaiting the findings and any subsequent actions taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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