URBANA – Preliminary autopsy results show a Champaign County Jail inmate who died over the weekend suffered a heart attack.
An autopsy done in Bloomington on Tuesday indicates Quentin Larry, 36, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Hedge Road, C, had a cardiac infarction or deadening of part of the heart, Coroner Duane Northrup said this morning.
"It appears he had some type of cardiac event," Northrup said. "We ruled out blunt force or sharp force trauma. We ruled out all other trauma. There were no signs of foul play."
Preliminary autopsy results also showed that Mr. Larry had pre-existing heart conditions, including an enlarged heart and high blood pressure, the coroner said.
Samples are being sent to a laboratory for toxicology study to determine whether there were any drugs in his system, Northrup said. Drug use can cause or contribute to heart failure, he said.
Mr. Larry was being held at the Champaign County satellite jail on charges of disorderly conduct, trespass and theft, according to the sheriff's office. He was arrested by Urbana police in the 1700 block of East Colorado Avenue about 3:20 a.m. Saturday.
According to Urbana police Lt. Michael Metzler, officers had been called to a domestic disturbance that morning.
Mr. Larry had refused to leave an apartment of his ex-girlfriend, took her keys and pushed her, the lieutenant said. Officers found him in the area of the complex and arrested him, he said.
The coroner said it was reported to his office that Mr. Larry was found unconscious in his cell at 9:11 p.m. Saturday. Medical records given to the coroner's office in his investigation indicate Mr. Larry had a white powder and a plastic packet with more white powder in his mouth, Northrup said.
Mr. Larry was pronounced dead at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at the Carle Foundation Hospital intensive care unit, he said.
The death is being investigated by the Champaign Police Department. Sheriff Dan Walsh was not available this morning for comment on the autopsy results or investigation.