FREMONT – A Fremont man died in police custody Saturday night.
According to the Saunders County Sheriff, Kevin Stukenholtz, Robert Imus was in custody after an arrest involving selling and possession of narcotics in Dodge County.
“He was arrested in Dodge County on the 26th of July by the III Corps Drug Task Force for numerous drug violations,” said Stukenholtz. “One of which he was in possession of a prescription medication that was not prescribed to him.”
According to Stukenholtz, when Imus arrived to their facility he was non-compliant to their staff, meaning he wasn’t answering general questions about his medical or physical needs, making it difficult to provide him with accurate medical attention.
Imus later became compliant, and the staff was able to determine he was diabetic and an amputee, and was being administered medication for his diabetes and medical conditions.
Imus was taken to the Saunders County Medical Center at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, and was pronounced dead at approximately 5:48 p.m. Stukenholtz says the death will be investigated per protocol.
“The autopsy was complete Sunday morning. We don’t have the results of that back. The State Patrol is conducting the death investigation as per our protocol,” said Stukenholtz. “And then, per protocol, the county attorney will convene a grand jury to review all of the circumstances that the investigation reveals.”
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