The North Platte Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center from an apparent heart attack.
According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, Roland Kramer, at around 10:15 p.m. on March 17, an inmate, 43-year-old Harry Stately, began complaining of chest pains.
Kramer said detention officers immediately offered first-aid and transported Stately to Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Stately was released from custody and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he died.
Stately was being held for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.
Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling ordered an autopsy, and the NPPD was contacted to conduct an independent investigation which is still ongoing.