jail death under investigation

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:25 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

The death of a Starke County Jail inmate is under investigation.

Authorities say 41-year-old Steven Richie of North Judson

pulled a baggie from his pocket and swallowed it while being booked

into the jail.

Richie was taken to the hospital then cleared by medical staff and

returned to the jail.

Authorities say the offender's behavior later became erratic and he stopped


A blood sample was taken to determine if drugs were in his system but

test results could take a couple of weeks to come back.

Richie was in the jail on charges of driving with a suspended license.

He was also wanted in Marshall County for resisting law enforcement.