Investigation launched after inmate dies from head trauma

Investigation launched after inmate dies from head trauma
Photo provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:04pm

An investigation is underway at the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center in Lake Charles after an inmate died from head trauma.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the inmate, Damon Lee Jones, 35, of Port Arthur, TX, was involved in a brief physical altercation with another inmate, Shahron Prater, 40, of Lake Charles, on Friday, July 26. At roughly 3:00 p.m. that same day, Jones suffered from a seizure and was transported to a hospital in Lafayette for treatment.

Jones was pronounced dead on Saturday, July 27. Medical staff believe he died from neurological injuries caused by head trauma.

Deputies have not yet determined whether Prater will face charges. They say he acted in self defense.

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