Tulsa Jail inmate dies, cause unknown
BY SARA PLUMMER World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 4:55 AM
A prisoner being held at the Tulsa Jail died Friday after being transported to an area hospital, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reports.
On Friday morning, a detention officer at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center noticed Gwendolyn Kaye Young, 52, was in distress and on-site medical staff began treating her.
Sheriff's Office Maj. Shannon Clark said the detention officer on duty saw that Young just wasn't responding normally.
"He could tell something was wrong," Clark said.
EMSA and Tulsa Fire Department responded and transported Young to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 11 a.m. Friday.
The State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.
Clark said it took sheriff's officers until Friday night to notify Young's family.
Young, who was booked into the jail on Oct. 16, 2012, was being held without bond on a count of threatening a public official in 2011.
According to court documents, Young called and threatened Judge Daman Cantrell and his court clerk Melissa Norris.