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Inmate dies at Lincoln County Jail

On July 5, 2020, at 8:34 p.m., the North Platte 911 Center received a call requesting an ambulance at the Lincoln County Detention Center, 302 North Jeffers.

North Platte Fire and Rescue were dispatched for a male subject having seizuresin his cell.  Despite life-saving efforts by Lincoln County Correctional Staff and North Platte EMS, 35 year old Leslie Reel was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is on-going and an autopsy is pending.  The case will be presented to a Grand Jury, as is the case with all in-custody deaths.

The North Platte Police Department is investigating the incident.

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