A jail inmate died at 5 p.m. Monday at Queen of the Valley Medical Center about a day after he was booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Brandon Whiteley, 25, of Napa, was arrested Saturday after police responded at 10:55 p.m. to a report of a fight in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue, said Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart.
Whiteley was arrested and booked into the Napa County jail at 11:33 p.m. that night. He admitted drinking and smoking synthetic marijuana, Stuart said.
At 4:15 a.m. Sunday, jail staff called American Medical Response ambulance after Whiteley was found “shaking” and “agitated” and in need of medical attention, Stuart said.
He was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where a friend reported seeing him unresponsive Monday at the intensive care unit.
Stuart said Whiteley was still in custody when he died.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, Stuart said.