MESA COUNTY, Colo. — On the morning of 08/08/20, 33-year-old Andre Steele, who was being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on felony charges relating to domestic violence, was found unresponsive by his cellmates.
Deputies and medical staff immediately attempted life-saving measures while the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the Detention Facility. The inmate was declared deceased at the scene. The inmate was not on a suicide watch.
The cause and the manner of death is pending for additional testing and a deeper investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death. The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact them for any further details regarding this case.