In Custody Death at Mohave County Jail Update

Published by The Bee News

November 3, 2021

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UPDATE 11/03/2021 IN-CUSTODY DEATH AT ADULT DETENTION FACILITY- KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing their investigation into an in-custody death that occurred at the Adult Detention Facility in Kingman on Monday. At 11:05 PM, detention staff observed a male inmate hanging in his cell. Detention Officers immediately intervened and began life saving measures while calling for EMS to respond to the facility. The inmate was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:03 AM.

The inmate has been identified as Mark Alan Sweat, 66 of St. George, UT. Sweat was booked into the Kingman Jail in September 2021 for two counts of felony Sexual Assault and had recently been sentenced to 21 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Sweat was housed in a single person cell and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. This investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL 11/02/2021: IN-CUSTODY DEATH AT ADULT DETENTION FACILITY- KINGMAN

On Monday (11/1), at approximately 11:05 PM, detention staff at the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility were conducting security checks of the individual housing units. During this time, a male inmate was found hanging in his cell. Detention Officers immediately intervened and began life saving measures while calling for EMS to respond to the facility. The inmate was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:03 AM. The inmate was housed in a single person cell and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The name of the inmate is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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