press release - 06121301

Sheriff's Office Reports Inmate Death

Santa Barbara- June 12th, 2013

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the death of an inmate.   At approximately 11:45 a.m. on June 7th, 54-year-old Marcos D. Garza of Santa Maria was transported from the Santa Barbara County Jail to a local hospital due to a medical emergency.  He was hospitalized and treated for an ongoing medical condition.  Mr. Garza passed away on Sunday, June 10th from what appears to be natural causes. The Coroner’s Office will release a cause of death once its investigation is complete.

Mr. Garza was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on June 4th on a theft charge.  He was also remanded without bail for previous charges which included possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting and obstructing a peace officer.

 Next of kin has been notified.

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