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A 36-year-old Atascadero man found unconscious and unresponsive late Sunday afternoon in a glass observation cell at San Luis Obispo County Jail was pronounced dead after emergency lifesaving measures didn't revive him, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Andrew Chaylon Holland was housed in the glass observation cell because he had been striking and inflicting injury upon himself. He had been under observation and was monitored and checked approximately every 15 minutes.

According to a department spokesman, when Holland didn't respond to a cell check, jail staff entered his cell and determined he was unconscious. Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately began emergency lifesaving measures, including the use of an automatic electronic defibrillator, however staff was unable to revive Holland.

Holland had been under the continual care of a doctor since his incarceration on Sept. 30, 2015, and his cause of death is not immediately known. There were no outward signs of trauma on his body. No foul play is suspected, according to the spokesman.

Holland was arrested and booked by San Luis Obispo police and charged with resisting arrest with force, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, battery and a probation violation.

Investigators from the sheriff's Coroner's Division are conducting an investigation into the cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled on Wednesday.

Last year, San Luis Obispo County recorded one jail death, the result of a suicide.

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April Charlton covers Santa Barbara County for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow her on Twitter@WordsDawn

 

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