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Keith County Legal professional’s workplace investigating inmate loss of life

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Keith County Attorney’s office investigating inmate death

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Keith County law firm is investigating the death of an inmate in Keith County Jail over the weekend.

Keith County attorney Randy Fair said 44-year-old James Mawson was booked into Keith County Jail. He was charged with no-show last week in a Keith County case where he was charged with serious drug charges. Mawson died in a cell.

Mawson was due to appear in Lincoln County Court on Monday before he was found dead the night before. Lincoln County would issue a warrant for his arrest before he learned of his death.

Details of his death were not made available. However, an autopsy is scheduled this week. Mawson has faced multiple charges, including drug charges, in both Keith and Lincoln Counties.

He has also faced concealed weapons charges and obstruction of a charge by a Lincoln County peace officer.

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