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Death in Custody at Travis County Jail Central Booking Facility
Austin, Texas

At approximately 5:30 pm on April 16, 2023, TIMOTHY ROBERTS, 27, of Austin was brought into the Travis County Jail Central Booking Facility, without incident and charged with a parole violation.

During the booking process, he became unresponsive. TCSO staff immediately began CPR and ATCEMS took over when they arrived. Resuscitation efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and Roberts was pronounced deceased at 7:19 p.m.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. An autopsy was conducted April 17, 2023, and the final report is pending.