News release on inmate death

Hill County Sheriff's office released this information on the death of an inmate after a fight broke out in the Hill County Detention Center

One inmate at the Hill County jail in Havre died after a fight with another inmate.

Sheriff and Coroner Jamie Ross says 54-year-old Gordon W. Cochran of Chinook was taken to the hospital in Havre shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday where he later died.

Officials did not release any more information about the confrontation or say who else was involved.

In this case, Petroleum County Coroner Dick Brown will serve as coroner.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating.

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