Inmate’s death investigated



The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of inmate Ricky Lee Burris, 54, of West Liberty.

Burris, who was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, June 14, on an outstanding failure to appear warrant, was taken into custody near the intersection of Baird and south Detroit streets in West Liberty, where deputies were investigating a report of a suspicious male in the roadway.

He was taken into custody without incident, deputies said, and was observed unresponsive at approximately 8 a.m. Friday, June 15.

Corrections officers attempted life saving measures and Bellefontaine EMS was dispatched and transported the inmate to Mary Rutan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Logan County Coroner’s Office is assisting in the continuing investigation.