(10-22-22) (Huntington, IN)- The Indiana State Police is investigating an inmate death at the Huntington County Jail. Preliminary information has found that at approximately 3:00am this morning, Huntington County jail staff were alerted by another inmate of a possible medical condition in one of the cellblocks. Jail staff found inmate Nicholas Parks (42) of Bunker Hill, Indiana, unresponsive. Jail staff immediately attempted medical resuscitation until EMS personnel arrived and took over emergency medical treatment. On scene treatment was unsuccessful. Parks was pronounced dead by the Huntington County Coroner at the jail.
Indiana State Police Detectives stated that there did not appear to be any sign of physical altercation or struggle. Parks has had previous medical problems in the past. Toxicology and autopsy results to determine cause/manner of death are pending with the Huntington County Coroner’s Office.
Family notification has been made.
This is an ongoing death investigation. At this time there is no further information to release.
Parks on February 18th he was charged with dealing in methamphetamine and cocaine, Level 2 felonies, and eight other charges.