Man dies at jail; Cause of death pending

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - An inmate at the Harrison County jail died Tuesday night after complaining of stomach pains and collapsing. Ray Charles Staten, 55, of D'Iberville, was being escorted by a nurse when he collapsed.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Staten was given CPR and sent by ambulance to Garden Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed, and the cause of death is still pending.

The Harrison County District Attorney's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

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