Officials Investigating Death of an Inmate in Reeves County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

REEVES COUNTY - Reeves County deputies are trying to find out why an inmate killed himself over the weekend.

Officials say the man, who's from Mexico, tore apart a razor blade in his cell and slashed his own throat.

We're told authorities check on inmates at the detention center every 30 minutes.

When they found the inmate, they rushed him to the hospital where he later died.

The man had been jailed for several months and was serving a five year sentence for drug dealing.