Inmate Found Hanged in Jail Cell

LIBERTY September 16, 2019 - At approximately 5:pm this evening Liberty County Jail personnel notified the Sheriff’s Office that 35 year old inmate Cristian David Sarmiento was found hanging by a bed sheet in his jail cell. An ambulance was called immediately and Sarmiento was rushed to the Liberty/Dayton Regional Hospital in Liberty where he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

According to lead Investigator Robert Dunn, Sarmiento had been arrested by the City of Liberty Police Department on August 4th on an Aggravated Assault charge and a hold for Immigrations.

The investigation is now in its early stages but will be on-going and according to Dunn, will be turned over to the Texas Rangers for follow-up investigation.
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