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Monday 01/23/2017 4:23 PM - Inmate Death

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Inmate Death
Date and Time of Incident: 1-22-17, Approximately 5:10 PM
Place of Occurrence: County Jail
Victim Information: Andrew Chaylon Holland, 36, Atascadero
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 1-22-17, an inmate was found unconscious and unresponsive in a glass observation cell at the County Jail. The inmate is identified as 36-year-old Andrew Chaylon Holland of Atascadero. At the time of his death, Holland was under the care of a physician. Holland had been in custody since 9-30-15 and was arrested and booked by San Luis Obispo Police and charged with resisting arrest with force, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, battery and a probation violation. Holland was housed in a glass observation cell in the jail due to the fact he had been striking and inflicting injury upon himself. Holland had been under observation and was monitored and checked approximately every 15 minutes. When he did not respond on a check, staff entered his cell and determined he was unconscious. Custody staff and Jail medical staff immediately provided emergency lifesaving attention, including the use of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED), however staff was unable to revive him. Holland had been under the continual care of a physician and his cause of death is not immediately known. There were no outward signs of trauma on Holland's body. No foul play is suspected. Investigators from the Sheriff's Office Coroner's Division are conducting an investigation into the cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled on Wednesday. Last year, San Luis Obispo County recorded one jail death, the result of a suicide. Any inquiries regarding the delivery of health care services while in custody should be directed to the San Luis Obispo County Health Agency. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 01/23/2017 4:23 PM