Archive for Friday, May 28, 2010

Johnson County inmate dies

May 28, 2010

A 27-year-old Shawnee man in jail awaiting trial on charges he assaulted a Shawnee police officer two months ago has died.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said inmate Mark Bradford Roodhouse collapsed and stopped breathing about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office said medical staff at the jail re-established breathing and he was transported to an area hospital, where he died early Friday morning.

Roodhouse was booked into the Johnson County New Century Adult Detention Center on March 26, on two charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer stemming from an incident that day in Shawnee. Roodhouse allegedly pulled a knife on officers after getting into a fight with his father.

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