Man Dies at Lancaster County Jail

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Very few details are being released about a death in custody investigation at the Lancaster County Jail. The man, identified as 46-year-old Fernando Pelaez Carmona, was found dead on the morning of Sunday May 26.

The cause of death is unknown as this time. A grand jury will investigate since Carmona was in custody at the time of his death.

He was arrested by Lincoln police about 9:50 p.m. May 26. Police say he was in possession of alcohol at Government Square Park. Officers reported that he had a bottle three quarters full of alcohol and that he had a moderate odor of alcohol on him. He was taken into custody without incident that evening.

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