Inmate dies after being transported from county detention center


On June 26, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Gila County Detention staff discovered Jack Arthur Voakes, who was being housed at the Gila County Jail in Globe, Ariz., having difficulty breathing.

The Globe Fire Department was dispatched to the jail and emergency responders provided medical attention. Voakes was transported to the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center and was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information may be released as it becomes available.

The Globe Fire Department and Tri City Ambulance responded to the emergency.

The Sheriff’s Office sends condolences to Voakes’ family and friends.


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