ELKHART — Officials are investigating an inmate death at the Elkhart County Corrections facility.
At 1:51 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, staff at the Elkhart County Corrections facility responded to a medical emergency in the facility’s medical ward.
Preliminary information shows Brent Dennis, 33, was found unresponsive in his cell. Life-saving measures were attempted by jail medical staff and officers. Medics from the Concord Fire Department also responded and took over attempts to revive Dennis but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced deceased at the facility.
As a matter of routine protocol, the Elkhart County Homicide Unit responded to conduct a death investigation. The coroner was also notified and responded.
Dennis was arrested on Sept. 12 by Goshen City Police on three warrants involving theft, driving under the influence, and resisting law enforcement. He was transported and incarcerated at the corrections facility on that date.