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Whitman County Jail inmate found unresponsive

Bunch dies over the weekend after transport to Spokane

COLFAX — An inmate at Whitman County Jail died after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

The inmate, Nicholas Bunch, 40, died over the weekend at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Corrections officers located Bunch unresponsive in his cell while conducting a regular round in the afternoon on Monday, June 12.

Officers immediately notified EMS and began lifesaving measures.

The inmate was transported to the Emergency Room at the Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinic before transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center via Life Flight.

He was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail after a...


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