Inmate dies in jail medical unit

KINGMAN - A 28-year-old Bullhead City man in the custody of the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility was found dead at about 5 a.m. Saturday.

Gilberto Alvarado Avila Jr., was being housed in the jail's medical unit for "possible existing medical issues."

According to Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter, Avila was arrested on May 13 and charged with three misdemeanors: domestic violence/assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office are investigating the death. Medical staff at the jail was performing CPR on Avila when deputies arrived. Detention officers said Avila was found unresponsive.

The results of an autopsy are pending, said Carter.