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Inmate dies after having difficulty breathing


WATERLOO (KWWL)--  An 18-year-old man being held on an Aggravated Assault charge has died after having difficulty breathing while in the Black Hawk County Jail.

OFficials say 18-year-old Justin Ray Johnson, notified a jail deputy that he was feeling sick around 2 p.m. Monday. An ambulance was called and he was taken to Allen Hospital in Waterloo where he died.

Johnson, who was from Waterloo, had been in jail since November 9. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been contacted for further investigation.


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