Jail Death

By: News Release
Dec 22nd, 2018

On December 21, 2018 at approx. 1:11 p.m. Jeremy L. Schmitz age 41 of Muscoda was found deceased in his jail cell at the Crawford County Jail.  Schmitz, who was in jail on a Child Support Commitment died in his cell by asphyxiating himself with his bed sheet. Schmitz was found by a cell mate who then alerted jail staff.  Jail Staff performed CPR on Schmitz until Tri State Reginal EMS arrived and took over. Schmitz was pronounced dead at the jail by Coroner Joe Morovits. Schmitz who had been in the jail for 14 days never indicated to staff that he was having any issues.   Jail staff had interacted with Schmitz throughout the day and spoke with him minutes before the incident. According to staff Schmitz seemed fine.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department was called in to investigate along with the assistance of the Prairie du Chien Police Department.  An autopsy is going to be performed today in Madison. No foul play is suspected.