FORT DODGE, Iowa -- On Friday at about 5:35 p.m., Claude Tyree Middlebrooks, 31, an inmate assigned to the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, was discovered unresponsive on the floor in the assigned cell.
Emergency medical procedures including CPR were immediately implemented by responding officers and medical personnel. Fort Dodge Emergency Medical Responders arrived and continued emergency medical protocols. At 6:10 p.m., Middlebrooks was transported by ambulance to Trinity Regional Hospital where Middlebrooks was pronounced dead at 6:33 p.m.
The official cause of death will be determined following the results of an autopsy, including toxicology testing. The final result may not be known for four to six weeks. The incident remains under investigation.
Midlebrooks was serving a 10-year sentence from Linn County for three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. The sentence began on Aug. 10, 2006.