Two In-Custody Deaths Reported At OK Co. Jail


Monday, May 23rd 2016, 4:34 pm
By: LeighAnne Manwarren


Two male inmates died over the weekend while in custody at the Oklahoma County jail, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Monday.

The first death happened Friday night. A jailer found Joseph Carter Wilson, 30, hanging from the cell he occupied by himself.

Wilson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Wilson was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on October 5 on multiple complaints including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, indecent exposure, assault and battery on a police officer and plan to perform an act of violence involving serious bodily injury, OSBI reported.

The second death happened Sunday night. About 6:30 p.m., a jailer found Cody Joe McDonald, 28, hanging from the cell he occupied by himself.

McDonald was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

McDonald was booked in the jail on May 5 on eight complaints which included drug and weapons violations.

The medical examiner's office will determine both causes and manners of deaths. OSBI agents will investigate the men's deaths.