NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 20, 2013 —
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reported today that an inmate died on Saturday while in custody at the county jail in Woodland.
The man, 29-year old Todd Alexander Phillips, was in custody since April 12 “for various felony and misdemeanor offenses,” said a statement from Lieutenant Dale Johnson of the sheriff’s office.
A correctional officer noticed Phillips was “agitated and upset” at about 12:49 p.m. that afternoon.
“Phillips was lying on the side of his bed having labored breathing,” according to Johnson. “He was placed in restraints for safety reasons. Medical staff inside the facility was notified and responded and they immediately notified emergency medical personnel from outside the facility. Phillips was transported to the Woodland Memorial Hospital. Ultimately, efforts to revive Phillips failed, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.”
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