At 10:27pm Thursday evening, during a routine inmate welfare check, Lincoln County Jail deputies discovered inmate Joshua Gilleo of Depoe Bay unresponsive.
Jail staff immediately began CPR, administered a heart-stimulation device and medics were called. Medics arrived and took over CPR. Gilleo was pronounced deceased by paramedics. At the time of the incident the subject was housed in a single cell. Jail deputies completed routine inmate welfare checks approximately 50 minutes prior to the incident.
An autopsy to determine cause of death will be scheduled.
Subject was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon; Endangering a Person Protected by a Family Abuse Prevention Act (Restraining Order), Possession of Prohibited Firearm, Menacing, Contempt of Court x 3, total security set in the amount of $135,000.00.
Newport Police Department is handling the death investigation.