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Pawnee County inmate found dead in cell

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 12:01:32-04

PAWNEE COUNTY -- OSBI is investigating the death of a 26-year old inmate inside of the Pawnee County Jail.

The victim has been identified as Brittany Weide DeVerges.

She was arrested at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday for public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

DeVerges was put into a detox cell, according to OSBI, and it was determined at 10:30 a.m. that she should remain there longer.

At noon on July 24, she was found unresponsive in her cell.

OSBI said she had a gun on her stomach and a gunshot wound in her chest. They believe she snuck the gun into the jail on her person.

Although it appears to be suicide, OSBI said they cannot call it that without the opinion of a medical examiner.

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