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Date Released: 12/7/2006
Subject: Inmate Death Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200607465
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Eureka

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the inmate who died in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility yesterday afternoon. Craig Raymond Sovereign, 47 of Eureka, had been booked into the correctional facility at about 9:30 yesterday morning. Sovereign had been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and a parole violation.

Sovereign was found unresponsive in his bunk in a dormitory-type housing unit. There were no obvious signs of trauma and a cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is expected later this week.




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