72-year-old inmate who died at Bexar County Jail identified

David Alan Watts was jailed on indecency with a child charge

David Alan Watts, 72, died at the Bexar County Jail following a medical episode Nov. 11, 2019, sheriff's officials said. Watts was jailed on an indecency with a child charge. (KSAT)

A 72-year-old male inmate who died early Monday morning at the Bexar County Jail has been identified.

The inmate was identified as David Alan Watts, who was jailed on a charge of indecency with a child-contact, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Around 2:24 a.m., deputies and medical staff responded after Watts experienced an apparent medical episode within the detention center, officials said.

The San Antonio Fire Department was called in, however, Watts was pronounced dead around 3 a.m., officials said.

Watts had been in jail since Oct. 21 and was awaiting transfer to a state prison.

Authorities said an existing health condition may have played a factor in his death. A definitive cause of death will be determined by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

As per standard procedure, the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Internal Affairs, and the Public Integrity Unit are conducting an investigation into the death, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.

The BCSO said the Converse Police Department has been notified as is standard protocol.

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