LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Chad Vincent Gardner is the inmate who died in the Nez Perce County Jail over the weekend.
Gardner was being held on a Kootenai County probation violation. He was being housed in Lewiston due to overcrowding in the Coeur d'Alene.
Our partners at the Spokesman Review say Gardner was a former Coeur d'Alene High School honor student who was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl back in 2008. He was eventually convicted of Felony Injury to a Child in 2009.
The cause of death is still under investigation and we are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say they're investigating the death of an inmate at the Nez Perce County Detention Center in Lewiston.
Authorities tell the Lewiston Tribune the inmate was found alone in his cell Saturday morning just after midnight by a deputy doing routine cell checks. Deputies and medical responders attempted first-aid but the inmate was declared dead at the scene. The Idaho State Police Critical Incident Team is investigating the death. Additional information and the inmate's name have not been released. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)