Texas Rangers probe San Benito inmate’s suicide

MGN Online

SAN BENITO — The Texas Rangers are investigating an inmate’s apparent suicide at the city jail.

At about 2:30 a.m. Friday, inmate Ernesto Alonzo Gonzalez was found “unresponsive” in his cell, city spokeswoman Martha McClain stated yesterday.

“EMS attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead by a local justice of the peace from an apparent suicide,” McClain stated, referring to emergency medical technicians.

“No foul play is suspected,” she stated.

Gonzalez was being held on theft charge, a police dispatcher said.

The Texas Rangers and the police department are investigating the case, McClain stated, adding she was unable to determine Gonzalez’s age and address.

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