In Custody Death

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

Incident Date: February 21, 2017

Incident Time:  1347 Hours

Incident Location: Virginia Jail, 300 South 5th Avenue, Virginia, MN 55792

INDIVIDUAL(S) INVOLVED: (Refer to News Media Policy-Rules III A. I Thru 4: Procedures B.1, A thru J & 1; 2b; 3b; g & h; 4a, b, & c)

Name:   Jack Dale Price



Age: 50



Address:   Ely, MN



Incident Summary:

On February 21, 2017 at approximately 1347 hours, a St. Louis County Corrections Deputy was making his rounds at the Virginia Jail when he noticed an unresponsive male collapsed inside of his cell.  Medical Personnel were immediately dispatched to the jail.  Efforts were made to revive the male.  Those efforts proved unsuccessful and the male was declared deceased.  The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating this incident along with the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.  Foul play is not suspected.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.   

Assisting Agencies

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Midwest Medical Examiners Office, Virginia Fire Department. 

Authority:  Sgt. Steve Borchers              Date:    2/21/2017        Time:   1700

Additional Information or Update:

The victim has been identified as Jack Dale Price, 50, from Ely, MN. 

Authority:   Sgt. Steve Borchers             Date:     2/22/2017       Time:   1100