The Mansfield Police Department is investigating the Jan. 8 suicide of an inmate who had been in custody for about nine hours.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the inmate as Matthew Glen Wood, 34, of Joshua.

According to reports, Wood was arrested by officers with the Burleson Police Department about 5 p.m. the day before on an outstanding warrant for burglary.

After arriving at the jail, officers were alerted that Wood “was in medical distress,” according to reports. Jail staff rendered first aid and called emergency medical services. He was transferred to Medical City Arlington.

A spokesperson with MPD told the Star-Telegram that an internal administrative investigation into Wood’s death in ongoing.

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