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Man Found Dead in Custody

An Amarillo man is dead this after he was found not breathing inside his Potter County jail cell.

33 year old Christopher Price was arrested around 2:30 Sunday morning for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Amarillo Police say they responded to a call of domestic violence in the 1100 block of S. Mississippi.

He was taken to the Potter County Corrections Unit and put in a cell where he was alone.

Officials say he was found not breathing around 6:40 Sunday morning.

The Potter- Randall Special Crimes Unit says no foul play was involved and they now believe that Price had taken a large number of prescription medications before his arrest.

Officials say arresting officers were not aware Price ingested any medication.

An autopsy on Price has been ordered.

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