Inmate dies in Erie County jail, 2nd death in months

Only months after a woman died in her cell at the Erie County jail, another inmate was found dead on Tuesday morning.

The Sandusky Register reports corrections officers checked on Robert Baswell Jr., 47, around 2:45 a.m. and he appeared to be fine. At 2:50 a.m., officers said Baswell looked blue and was unresponsive.

Paramedics tried to revive the inmate, but could not. Deputies told the paper that Baswell had a history of medical problems before he was booked at the jail.

Baswell was serving time on charges of robbery, possessing criminal tools and theft. The cause of death is pending an autopsy report.