A 30-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man arrested last week on charges relating to child sex crimes died Sunday morning, a day after being found unconscious in his cell at the Johnson County jail’s Central Booking Facility.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office identified the inmate as Bryan Paul Smith, 30.
During a routine check at about 11 a.m. Saturday, detention staff found Smith unconscious in his cell. Detention staff and in-house medical staff tried to resuscitate him.
The Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act responded to assist. Resuscitation efforts initially were successful. Smith was taken to a hospital with a pulse. However, he died early Sunday.
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Smith, who was housed alone, was awaiting trial on one count each of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a child. He was arrested Tuesday.
Smith was being held on a $100,000 bond.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigations and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.