A Lafayette Parish inmate died at an area hospital on Monday after falling ill during his week long jail stay for missing a court date.
Kenneth James Duhon, 63, of the 200 block of Noah Street, was taken to University Hospital and Clinics Monday morning to be treated for an illness and died the same day, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the nature of Duhon’s medical condition.
Duhon was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center May 31 on a bench warrant, according to booking records.
The warrant was for missing a court date on a theft arrest, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Duhon is the second Lafayette Parish inmate to die in custody this year.
Kreig Lutgring, 46, died on May 22 after jailers found him unresponsive in his cell, where he had been held since his March 30 arrest on counts of theft and resisting an officer. A preliminary report from the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office stated Lutgring died from cardiovascular disease.