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Database for Northern Utah Jail Deaths

May 5, 2017

Database for Northern Utah Jail Deaths

Of the 49 jail deaths reported in Northern Utah since 2005, more than half were a result of suicide.
The second largest cause of death fell under an umbrella of illnesses or natural causes. Those deaths could include: heart disease, cancer, liver disease, respiratory disease, or other, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In several cases below families believe a death ruled as natural was caused by that individual not receiving prescribed medications.

 Information used in this database was obtained by the Standard-Examiner
through GRAMA requests to Northern Utah jails.

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Dustin L. Bahr, 31

Date of death: Nov. 21, 2013
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Fail to turn on headlights
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 1

 


Briney Bratcher, 31

Date of death: June 1, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Reckless Driving
Cause of death: Natural, heart disease
Days in custody: 11


Darren C. Brown, 44

Date of death: March 2, 2012
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Probation violation
Cause of death: Natural, chronic alcoholism
Days in custody: 1

 


Brandy M. Carlsen, 30

Date of death: Nov. 15, 2009
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Failure to appear
Cause of death: Suicide
Days in custody: 64


Nathan R. Clyde, 30

Date of death: June 8, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Fail to appear on citation
Cause of death: Suicide
Days in custody: Less than 1

 


Ieve A. Dominguez, 22

Date of death: Dec. 1, 2012
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: False info to police
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 30

 


Tyson Goff, 34

Date of death: March 31, 2015
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Robbery
Cause of death: Suicide
Days in custody: 2

 


Matthew R. Hall, 31

Date of death: April 7, 2017
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Fail to stop at command of law enforcement
Cause of death: Neck injury, paralysis from suicide attempt
Days in custody: 507
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Jesus A. Gomez-Martinez, 26

Date of death: Dec. 7, 2016
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Lewdness/Obscene conduct
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: Less than 1
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Richard Hernandez, 46

Date of death: Sept. 1, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Intoxication
Cause of death: Natural chronic alcoholism
Days in custody: 1


Marion D. Herrera, 40

Date of death: May, 22, 2016
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Suspicion of forgery and theft
Cause of death: Heroin withdrawal, dehydration
Days in custody: 4
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Henry M. Howe, 57

Date of death: May 19, 2010
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Poss. firearm by (violent felony) restricted.
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 22

 


Arthur J. Joiner, 62

Date of death: April, 2, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Intoxication
Cause of death: Natural
Days in custody: 2


Lyle R. London, 38

Date of death: June 20, 2015
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Aggravated murder
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 113


Randy C. Lynde, 32

Date of death: May 19, 2009
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Abuse of elderly adult
Cause of death: Suicide
Days in custody: 43


Amra Miletic, 47

Date of death: March 20, 2011
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Obstructing justice
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 48
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Richard E. Morgan, 61

Date of death: March 18, 2012
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Intoxication
Cause of death: Natural, chronic alcoholism
Days in custody: 3

 


Skyler E. Parker, 28

Date of death: March 15, 2013
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Retail theft
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 5


Kellie L. Randall, 37

Date of death: July 28, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Commitment
Cause of death: Cardiac arrest
Days in custody: 67

 


Dan C. Ross, 46

Date of death: May 14, 2009
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Probation violation
Cause of death: Suicide
Days in custody: 1


Soifua J. Ioane, 57

Date of death: May 14, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Fail to appear on citation
Cause of death: Intracerebral hemorrhage
Days in custody: 8


Matthew D. Stewart, 39

Date of death: May 24, 2013
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Criminal homicide
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 481


Justin W. Tilley, 21

Date of death: Jan. 27, 2013
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Parole violation
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 2


Jeffrey D. White, 43

Date of death: March 12, 2014
Booking location: Weber County Jail
Booking charge: Criminal homicide
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 504


Heather A. Miller, 28

Date of death: Dec. 21, 2016
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Days in custody: 1
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Kara J. Noakes, 46

Date of death: June 23, 2016
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Driving without a valid license and insurance, failure to appear
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 2
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Flint W. Harrison, 52

Date of death: July 25, 2016
Booking location:Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Murder, aggravated kidnapping
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 68


Dominic Landreth, 20

Date of death: Aug. 22, 2016
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Possession of a controlled substance, intoxication, trespassing
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 126


Leo J. Waters, 28

Date of death: Aug. 8, 2008
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Violation of a protective order
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 136


Jerry L. Vaculin, 32

Date of death: July 28, 2013
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Theft by receiving stolen property
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 7


David W. Steelman, 46

Date of death: July 31, 2013
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Hold order
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 5


Michael B. Rosenstein, 31

Date of death: Jan. 30, 2013
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: DUI
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 1


Ryan L. Rominger, 22

Date of death: Dec. 25, 2008
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Telephone harassment (domestic violence)
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 5


Michael D. Moss, 47

Date of death: April 12, 2007
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Violation of a protective order
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 113


Robert J. Mee, 49

Date of death: April 21, 2007
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Aggravated robbery
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 59


Sonny Phuc Hinh, 20

Date of death: June 19, 2013
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Criminal trespass
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 29


Jordan T. Wells, 19

Date of death: May 28, 2007
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Hold
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 30


Herman D. Drain, 65

Date of death: May 5, 2015
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Hold order
Cause of death: Unknown at this time.
Days in custody: 126


Tracy Velarde, 51

Date of death: Sept. 20, 2016
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Hold for U.S. Marshals - sentenced to federal prison for robbing two Salt Lake County credit unions.
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 85


Frank C. Hill, 55

Date of death: Sept. 14, 2005
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Possession or use of a controlled substance
Cause of death: Head injury
Days in custody: 3


James A. Derurange, 47

Date of death: Jan. 7, 2010
Booking location: Davis County Jail
Booking charge: Driving under suspended or revoked operator's license
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 6


Rex Iverson, 45

Date of death: Jan. 23, 2016
Booking location: Box Elder County Jail
Booking charge: Bench warrant for failing to pay debt from Tremonton City ambulance bill
Cause of death: Suicide by poison
Days in custody: Less than 1
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Chad Peterson, 26
Date of death: Nov. 10, 2007
Booking location: Box Elder County Jail
Booking charge: 72 hour probation hold and board pardons warrant
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 1

 


Jerry Stone, 46

Date of death: Dec. 23, 2009
Booking location: Box Elder County Jail
Booking charge: Kidnapping, assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 6


Christopher Witt, 42

Date of death: Oct. 11, 2015
Booking location: Box Elder County Jail
Booking charge: 3 drug charges and a Davis County warrant
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Days in custody: 2


Herbert Loutsenhizer, 62

Date of death: April 16, 2010
Booking location: Box Elder County Jail
Booking charge: Aggravated sex abuse of a child
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 229


Bart Deloy Burris, 50

Date of death: Sept. 7, 2011
Booking location: Cache County Jail
Booking charge: Warrant - failure to appear
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 1


Eric Travis Hanger, 36

Date of death: Sept. 7, 2009
Booking location: Cache County Jail
Booking charge: DUI
Cause of death: Natural causes
Days in custody: 131


Jose Mena, 33

Date of death: Sept. 21, 2016
Booking location: Cache County Jail
Booking charge: Identity fraud, protective order violation
Cause of death: Still under investigation
Days in custody: 9

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State law does not require jails to report an in-custody death to the public. Sometimes jails choose to send out press releases, but that's not typically the case. If you know someone who has died in a Utah jail, contact the Standard-Examiner at cityed@standard.net with a name of the deceased and the name of the jail where they were in custody. 

Requesting an autopsy:
An autopsy report is an official record of a medical examiner's findings during a post-mortem examination. That typically includes information on cause of death and details about the condition of the body as it relates to the factors around death.

In Utah, an autopsy report can only be released to immediate family members and legal representatives. The report is not automatically released to family — it needs to be requested and approved by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner.

An Immediate family member is defined as a "surviving spouse, child, natural or adoptive parent, any full or half sibling, and any child aged 18 or older," according to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner website. There is no time limit to when a record can be requested.