OGDEN — A man died Wednesday morning in the Weber County Jail in an apparent suicide just hours before he was scheduled to appear in court.
Roger Campbell, 53, of Roy, had been booked into the jail on Sunday, jail records show.
According to a news release from the Weber County Sheriff's Office, jail staff found him unresponsive in his cell about 6 a.m. and attempted to save him but were unsuccessful.
His initial appearance in 2nd District Court had been scheduled for later Wednesday morning, court records state.Comment on this story
A deputy had checked on him 10 minutes before he was found, according to the release, and during that check "nothing out of the ordinary was observed."
"Mr. Campbell had given no indication that he was in duress or needed assistance," the sheriff's office said.
Campbell had been arrested for investigation of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and knowingly using a false financial transaction card for credit or goods, according to an affidavit filed in 2nd District Court.
The Weber County Attorney's Office will investigate the death, and an internal investigation has also started, officials said.