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ICE detainee dies at Calhoun County Jail

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 17:50:59-05

MARSHALL, Mich. — A 58-year-old man died in the Calhoun County Jail last week, according to a news release Tuesday.

Jesse Jermone Dean Jr. was pronounced dead at 11:38 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. by medical professionals.

Dean had previously been admitted to the jail’s medical monitoring unit Feb. 4, by medical staff, so they could monitor prior health complaints he’d made earlier in the day.

The individual was a U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee.

Dean was arrested by ICE on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, after his release from U.S. Bureau of Prisons at North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan.

Baldwin is where Dean completed of a 30-year federal sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, possession, conspiracy to import cocaine, importation of cocaine and use of a communications device in the commission of a felony.

Natural causes was cited as the reason for Dean's death.

An autopsy will be performed by the Calhoun County Medical Examiner, and Michigan State Police is investigating as an outside agency – which is protocol for situations like this.