the republic logo

Authorities investigate death of Baker County Jail inmate; man was having medical problems


BAKER CITY, Oregon — Authorities are investigating the death of a 28-year-old inmate at the Baker County Jail.

The Oregon State Police said Sunday that it is working with the Baker County District Attorney's Office to determine what happened to Joshua Pantle.

Workers at the jail noticed he was having medical issues around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. They began giving him medical care. Pantle was taken to a hospital in Baker City where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday. No other details were released Sunday.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.