Oct 19, 2021 7:00 PM

Kan. man arrested Friday found unresponsive in jail cell

Posted Oct 19, 2021 7:00 PM
Anderson had over a dozen previous felony convictions that included forgery, burglary, theft, criminal threat, aggravated battery, aiding a felon, driving while suspended and for drugs, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections- photo Shawnee Co.
Anderson had over a dozen previous felony convictions that included forgery, burglary, theft, criminal threat, aggravated battery, aiding a felon, driving while suspended and for drugs, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections- photo Shawnee Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a jail detainee was found dead at the Shawnee County Adult Detention Center in Topeka.

The Shawnee County Department of Corrections says 58-year-old Curley Charles Anderson Jr. was booked into the jail on Friday on charges that included aggravated battery, driving while license suspended and reckless driving.

At 4:14 p.m. Monday, authorities were alerted to a medical emergency and Anderson was found unresponsive in his cell. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. In addition to an internal investigation, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into Anderson’s death.

He had over a dozen previous felony convictions that included forgery, burglary, theft, criminal threat, aggravated battery, aiding a felon, driving while suspended and for drugs. He had been out of prison since January of 2020, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.