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Williamson County Jail inmate dies in custody

At about 1:30 am, a female inmate of the Williamson County Jail was found unresponsive in her cell by jail staff. Brenda Marie Reynolds, 56, was alone in a single cell.

Although she was not under a constant watch protocol, an inmate trustee who was watching other inmates, was in close proximity to Reynolds. The trustee noticed Reynolds had stopped snoring and notified a corrections officer, who entered the cell and found her lying on her bed. The corrections officer immediately began life saving procedures to include chest compressions and the application of an AED. At the same time, other corrections personnel notified EMS who arrived and continued life saving measures until 2:01 am when Reynolds was pronounced deceased.

Reynolds had been arrested and charged with public intoxication on Tuesday, September 29, by Round Rock PD. The cause of death is currently undetermined, although it appears to be a natural death,  Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell will announce the official cause of death upon completion of the autopsy and toxicology results.

Reynolds was homeless. Next of kin were located out of state.

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