Fallon man found dead at state prison
October 30, 2013
A 31-year-old Fallon man was died Friday after prison authorities found him unresponsive in his cell four days earlier.
Joseph Oxford-McArthur was found by officials at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City on Oct. 21. It is the fourth death at the prison this month, according to media reports.
Nevada Department of Correction officials did not release the cause of death, citing an ongoing investigation.
Oxford-McArthur was serving a 12-36 month sentence for a felony conviction of battery that constitutes domestic violence, third or subsequent offense. He was eligible for parole after 12 months and was given credit for 29 days time served at the sentencing hearing.
His prior two convictions (one in 2012 and one in 2010) were misdemeanors in Justice Court. Oxford-McArthur, though, also had two drug-related convictions according to staff at the Tenth Judicial District Court.
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