afternoon of September 6, 2019 inmate TYLER GRIST, 28 of Austin, died at Dell
Seton Medical Center.
August 31, 2019, corrections officers observed Grist to be unresponsive, but
breathing in his cell. He was immediately taken to the medical clinic, then transported
by EMS to the hospital. Grist was treated in the Intensive Care Unit for
several days before ultimately passing away on September 6th.
had been in custody since July 13, 2019, charged with Arson (Felony 2). He was
later charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury for assaulting an inmate on
July 25, 2019.
An investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit, the Texas
Rangers and the Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any
death in custody. The autopsy was conducted on September 8, 2019 and the final
report is pending toxicology results.