OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma County Detention Center has confirmed another detainee death at the facility.
According to jail officials, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, a Detention Officer distributing meals discovered detainee Lashala Taulbee-Pratt unresponsive in her assigned cell.
Jail officials say the Detention Officer called for medical staff and immediately began life-saving measures. EMSA and Oklahoma City Fire Department personnel arrived and continued life-saving measures. However, the attempts to revive the detainee were unsuccessful.
Mark Opgrande, Communications Director for the Oklahoma County Detention Center, confirmed Doyle, born on March 20, 1990, was booked into the Detention Center September 16, 2023, by Oklahoma City Police.
Doyle was booked in on a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge and multiple Oklahoma City charges. She also had a Fail to Appear Warrant on a previous Possession of a Controlled Substance charge.
Lashala Taulbee-Pratt’s family has been notified, according to Mark Opgrande.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death. OSBI has been notified to assist.