Prisoner dies in Roosevelt County jail

A 22-year-old man in custody at Roosevelt County Detention Center died Tuesday afternoon following a suicide attempt, County Manager Charlene Hardin said.

Darrell Lewis was flown to University Medical Center in Lubbock about 9:30 Monday night, Hardin said.

Hardin said she would not provide any additional information until she receives an incident report from jail Administrator David Casanova. She said she expects that report sometime Thursday.

Casanova did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

Online court records show a Darrell Lewis, born in 1989, was facing a felony abuse of a child charge. He was arraigned on those charges at 1 p.m. Monday in Portales’ magistrate court.

We will have more information as it becomes available.