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San Luis Obispo County Jail Inmate Dies; Autopsy Pending

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:03am

Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Josey Richard Meche was arrested by San Luis Obispo Police Tuesday night, and booked into the County Jail at around 11:30 p.m.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department officials say at the time the 28 year old transient arrived at the jail, he was cooperative, and didn’t complain about any medical issues.

At about 12:30 Wednesday morning, jail personnel checking up on Meche say they found him on the ground of his cell.

CPR was started, and he was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

He was the sole occupant of his cell.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is pending.

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