No crime found in Gage County Jail death - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

No crime found in Gage County Jail death

Posted: Updated:

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - A Gage County grand jury has found no criminal conduct caused or contributed to the death of a jail inmate in February.

Beatrice radio station KWBE says (http://bit.ly/1kvcKXw ) the grand jury convened Tuesday to investigate the death of 26-year-old Adam Wolken. It issued its decision on Tuesday afternoon.

Wolken was found unresponsive in his Gage County Jail cell just before 4 a.m. on Feb. 15 and could not be revived. He'd been arrested on Feb. 13 following a standoff with police at a Beatrice motel. Police say Wolken held two women and a 20-month old child hostage before surrendering. He'd been armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun.

State law requires a grand jury investigation whenever a person dies in custody or in the process of being detained.

Information from: KWBE-AM.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
General and news information or questions:
Across the Midlands Information:
events@nebraska.tv
Comments: comments@nebraska.tv
News:
news@nebraska.tv
Phone: 308-743-2494
News Fax: 308-743-2660
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and NTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.