UPDATE: Police identify man who died in Sulphur City Jail - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

UPDATE: Police identify man who died in Sulphur City Jail

(Source: Dignity Memorial) (Source: Dignity Memorial)

Police have identified the man who died earlier this week inside the Sulphur City Jail to be Jacob Naegele.

According to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats, the man was arrested without incident Tuesday for a misdemeanor violation.

Naegele was put in a cell alone, and according to police, suddenly died.

Chief Coats says the entire time Naegele was in custody his movements were recorded on camera.

Jacob Naegele was found dead in his cell during a cell check by a jailer.

The body of Jacob Naegele was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office.

An autopsy report is pending in the investigation.

Chief Lewis Coats and the Sulphur Police Department send its condolences to the Naegele family for their loss.

The investigation is ongoing.

Chief Lewis Coats released a statement this evening saying:

"The sudden death of Mr. Naegele is under investigation. There is absolutely no truth to the fact that Mr. Naegele was "roughed up" during his detention and arrest. He was arrested for a misdemeanor violation, without incident, and transported to the Sulphur City Jail. The entire time Mr. Naegele was in the custody of the Sulphur Police Department, a camera, of some sort, recorded his every move. Mr. Naegele was found deceased during a routine cell check by a jailer."

The body of Mr. Naegele was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office for examination.

A coroners report will be submitted as evidence in the investigation and those details will be released at a later date.

Chief Lewis Coats and the Sulphur Police Department would like to send condolences to the Naegele family for their loss.

No other information is available at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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