ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center who tried to escape custody while at the hospital Wednesday was found dead in an apparent suicide Friday, according to jail officials.
Matthew Archuleta, who was born in 1988, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.
He had been booked into jail by Albuquerque police on June 19 on vehicle theft, eluding police, and other charges.
“Both internal and external investigations are being conducted at this time,” jail spokeswoman Nataura Powdrell-Moore said.
She said that Archuleta had been taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital earlier in the week after “faking a seizure” at a courthouse.