Man dies in jail after being arrested for unpaid medical bills

|
Man dies in jail after being arrested for unpaid medical bills
Image Credit: Dreamstime
Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some links to companies and deals on our site. Learn more about our guarantee here.
Advertisement

A man arrested for outstanding medical bills was found dead in a jail cell shortly after being taken into custody.

What led to the arrest

Rex Iverson racked up a $2,376.92 bill from an ambulance ride in 2013. He never paid the bill and ignored repeated court orders to do so, according to the Standard Examiner. The delinquency led to a warrant being issued for his arrest.

Iverson, 45, was arrested January 23, and taken to a Box Elder County Jail cell in Brigham City, Utah. He died within hours alone in a cell there, according to the Box County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more: Debtor’s prison makes a return in some states

There is no indication of foul play, according to officials. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and outside agencies are ongoing.

Neighbors and friends described Iverson as a giving, wonderful guy, according to the Standard Examiner.

“Rex would give from his heart,” Chrissy Sabala told the Standard Examiner. “But he never expected a thing.”

Read more: 3 ways to handle medical debt

Advertisement
  • Show Comments Hide Comments