Sheriff Moore reports that an investigation is underway involving the death of Jeffrey T. Slaby, age 50, from O’Fallon, Illinois. Slaby was arrested on 04/03/2016 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for DWI and refusal to submit to a test.
While incarcerated Slaby was found lying in the floor of his cell unresponsive. Sheriff Moore said that Slaby was alone in the cell when he was discovered and that the staff immediately began attempting to revive Slaby by administering CPR. Slaby was transported by ambulance to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Due to the nature of the death occurring while in custody of the jail, Arkansas State Police investigators were contacted to conduct the investigation. Slaby will be transported to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office for a complete autopsy. The Sheriff reports that there is no suspected foul play and that the death is believed to be the result of a heart attack.