Gila County reports death of inmate at county jail in Globe

Authorities say an inmate at the Gila County Jail in Globe has died.

County Sheriff’s Officials say jail staff found Jack Arthur Voakes having difficulty breathing at around 11:45pm, Tuesday night. Emergency responders provided medical attention and Voakes was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The 61-year-old Voakes was arrested by Payson police two months ago on a failure to appear warrant.

Records from the sheriff’s office show Voakes was facing charges of DUI, assault/domestic violence, theft, possession of narcotic drugs and false reporting.