3rd In Custody Death Reported Since December At The Shasta County Jail

An inmate died while in custody in the Shasta County jail last week. Shortly before 4 O’clock Wednesday afternoon other inmates alerted deputies that 45-year-old Jedidiah Clinton Peltier was unresponsive in his cell. Life saving measures were attempted but Peltier was declared deceased. A post-mortem exam will be done to determine a cause of death. The family has been notified of Peltier’s passing. There have been two other recent inmate deaths in Shasta County Jail, 58-year-old Raymond Leon Burns on February 15th and 24-year-old Jonathan Dejesus Hurtado in December.