Jail inmate found dead of unknown cause

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On Tuesday, April 05, 2022, Mark Wayne Stovall, 53 years of age, of Winnsboro,
Texas, was found unresponsive in his cell by Upshur County Jail Staff who were
conducting a scheduled cell check. Mr. Stovall, at the time was on medical watch.
Jail staff found Mr. Stovall unresponsive and immediately entered the cell and
began to preform CPR on Mr. Stovall.
EMS was summoned to the jail for the medical emergency. Jail Staff continued
CPR until they were relieved by EMS.
EMS was not able to revive Mr. Stovall and he succumb to the unknown medical
emergency.
Justice of the Peace Anthony Betterton arrived at the jail and pronounced Mr.
Stovall deceased. The Texas Rangers were notified and are conducting the
investigation into the incident. Judge Betterton ordered the body sent to Tyler for
autopsy.
Next of kin has been notified.
Mr. Stovall was booked into Upshur County Jail on March 31 on a bond forfeiture
warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony.

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