Man Dies in Denton City Jail

Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 1:56 PM CDT
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Man Dies in Denton City Jail

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Denton police say a man died in the city jail Thursday afternoon.

At about 2 p.m. Thursday Denton police officers responded to a call of an unconscious person at the city jail. Officers performed CPR and the man was transported to Denton Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Juan Portales, 47, of Denton.

Denton police say Portales was in jail for public intoxication, the medical examiner has not ruled on what caused his death.

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