The coroner’s office has identified a Barrington man who was found dead in his cell on Friday, the same day he was remanded to the Lake County Jail in Waukegan.
A Lake County sheriff’s corrections officer was conducting rounds in Pod 1 East around 8:34 p.m. Friday.
He observed an inmate, a 51-year-old Barrington man, laying on his bed in what appeared to be an unresponsive state.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office said the man was identified as Patrick McCann.
The corrections officer knocked on the door several times but McCann did not respond, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The corrections officer entered McCann’s cell and attempted to wake him but he remained unresponsive.
Covelli said the corrections officer radioed a medical emergency, summoning nursing staff and an ambulance.
The officer began first aid and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was used. Officers also performed CPR on McCann.
Waukegan Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over care.
Paramedics attempted to revive McCann for an extended period of time before pronouncing him deceased.
Covelli said the man had been brought to the jail just after midnight Friday.
McCann had been arrested on an outstanding warrant in unincorporated Barrington for violating an order of protection.
The man was assigned to a double inmate cell in Pod 1 East but he did not have a cellmate, Covelli said.
Pod 1 East was on lockdown at the time McCann was found unresponsive.
Rounds were conducted at least 30 minutes prior to the incident and McCann appeared “okay” at the time, Covelli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy revealed there were underlying medical conditions and McCann had no significant injuries.
The sheriff’s office said there did not appear to be any suspicious marks or injuries on McCann’s body.
The cause and manner of death are pending toxicology testing.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force conduct an independent investigation in accordance with protocol.