Report IDs La Joya man who died after being booked for public intoxication

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A custodial death report has revealed the identity of a La Joya man who died at a local hospital after being booked into the city jail last month.

Arturo Gomez, 60, was booked Sunday, April 17, around 10:22 p.m on a public intoxication charge. According to the report, he died at approximately 2:17 a.m. Monday, April 18, at Mission Regional Medical Center, where he was transferred for treatment.

The report did not provide any further details about the circumstances of the death and the cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

The Monitor previously reported that authorities initially found Gomez unresponsive around 1:33 a.m., and that Gomez was provided medical attention before being transported to the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating his death.

According to the county’s criminal case records, Gomez has been arrested on misdemeanors that include terroristic threats against a public servant, several counts of criminal trespass and a felony charge of aggravated assault.