Rangers Investigating East Texas Inmate’s Death

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Teddy Wayne Parker
Smith County jail

The death of an East Texas jail inmate, who had been in an isolation cell because he had been combative,  is under investigation by Texas Rangers. 32 year old  Teddy Wayne Parker of Whitehouse, was rushed to the hospital shortly after being booked into the jail on Sunday. He was put on a ventilator at the hospital and life support was withdrawn on Tuesday. An autopsy will be performed in Dallas.