The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has identified the inmate found dead in a holding cell at the jail as Thomas Taylor, 30, of New Braunfels.
Detention officers Taylor shortly after 2 a. m. Wednesday.
He was face-down and unresponsive in an isolation cell, according to Det. Louis Antu, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
“He was being disruptive in one of the holding cells, and other inmates that were in the same holding cell were complaining,” Antu said. “So our detention staff felt that they needed to isolate him.”
Antu said Taylor had been moved to the separate cell about 10 minutes before jailers found him dead. He said investigators will have to wait for an autopsy to determine how Taylor died.
“There's no trauma. We don't believe there's any foul play and we don't think it's suicide," Antu said.
Taylor had checked himself into jail around 8 p.m. Tuesday, responding to outstanding warrants for his arrest, Antu said.
The holding cell in which he died is in an area where new inmates are processed before being sent into the general jail population.
Antu said they are put through a number of screening processes, including a medical examination.
It’s unclear how far along that process Taylor had gotten.