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Calaveras Prisoner Dies In Custody

56 year old James Voellmeke of Murphy´s died while being held at the Calaveras County jail last night at
7:30. Voellmeke was being detained in the jail´s detoxification cell when officers on a routine check found him unconscious in an apparent suicide
attempt.

Voellmeke was being held with a charge of elder abuse and had been arrested three separate times in the three preceeding days for alcohol
related incidents. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The death is under investigation.