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ORANGE, Ca. (September 2, 2022) – On Thursday, September 1, 2022, an inmate housed at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange died at the hospital.

The 57-year-old inmate was booked into jail on August 27, 2022, by the Anaheim Police Department for a probation violation. The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell by jail staff on September 1, 2022. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology and an independent autopsy.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the in-custody death. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an in-custody death review. No additional information will be released at this time.



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

6 thoughts on “A Theo Lacy Facility inmate died at a hospital on Thursday”
    1. I can confirm you are correct Christine. I was a witness to your husbands death. He was already dead by the deputies and medical team came to give him CPR

    2. The family still has no autopsy report on this matter the jail has neither been forthcoming nor cooperative, the familiy is full of questions, only recently was a cuase of death alleged as a ‘meth overdose’ not only extremely vague, but raising the question of whether deputies properly monitor inmates in their custody, conduct proper searches, and cell checks. Chris Villalobos was only in for a probation violation and 5 days in was alleged to have had access to more drugs inside, than apparently was available on the streets of Anaheim.

    3. The family still has no autopsy report on this matter the jail has neither been forthcoming nor cooperative, the familiy is full of questions, only recently was a cuase of death alleged as a ‘meth overdose’ not only extremely vague, but raising the question of whether deputies properly monitor inmates in their custody, conduct proper searches, and cell checks. Chris Villalobos was only in for a probation violation and 5 days in was alleged to have had access to more drugs inside, than apparently was available on the streets of Anaheim.

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