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DOC investigating possible homicide of Holdenville prison inmate

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 13:40:31-04

HUGHES COUNTY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating the potential homicide of an inmate at Davis Correctional Facility.

DOC says Rosco E. Craig, 23, was found unresponsive around 9 a.m. Monday inside a cell he shared with another inmate at the medium-security prison owned and operated by CoreCivic.

ODOC’s Office of Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations is looking into Craig’s death, which it says is believed to have been caused by his cellmate.

A CoreCivic staff member conducting a security check reporteldy discovered Craig when she noticed what looked like blood on his bedsheet inside the cell. A doctor pronounced Craig dead just after 10 a.m. at a nearby hospital, DOC says.

The results of ODOC’s investigation will be submitted to the Hughes County District Attorney for potential prosecution. The agency is withholding the identity of Craig’s cellmate at this time.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of Craig’s death.

Craig was serving time for convictions out of Oklahoma County for violating the sex offender registration act, assault with intent to commit a felony and forgery, records show.

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