Northeast Tarrant

Female suspect dies in Euless jail

Suspect Adria Rios of Hurst died Monday night in the Euless Jail.
Suspect Adria Rios of Hurst died Monday night in the Euless Jail.

A Hurst woman who was arrested and accused of failure to identify died Monday night in the Euless Jail, police and the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website said.

The woman was identified as Adria Rios, 35. She was pronounced dead at 11:22 p.m..

A ruling on her death is pending, according to the medical examiner’s website on Tuesday.

Detention officers conducting a routine check discovered Rios unresponsive in the jail, in the 1100 block of West Euless Boulevard.

“Medical assistance was called,” Euless police Lt. Eric Starnes said in a news release. “However, first aid efforts failed.”

Starnes said it appears that foul play was not involved in Rios’ death.

On Saturday night, Hurst police officers responded to a disturbance call in the 600 block of Bellaire Drive at the Oasis Spring Apartments, Hurst Police Chief Steve Moore said Tuesday.

“She was arguing with her niece,” Moore said in a telephone interview.

Rios is accused of giving officers a false name and also of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also found that Rios had a warrant for her arrest out of Hurst for assault.

Rios was arrested, but because she complained of having medical problems, she was taken to North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Moore said. Moore did not provide details on Rios’ medical problems.

“She was checked over, released and taken to jail,” Moore said.

Hurst officers took Rios to the Euless Jail because the Hurst Jail is being renovated. She arrived at Euless Jail early Sunday, Moore said.

An investigation into Rios’ death is underway, Starnes said Tuesday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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