No Foul Play in Gage County Inmate Death

(7-16-14) A grand jury has found no criminal conduct caused or contributed to the death of a Gage County jail inmate in February. 26-year-old Adam Wolken was found unresponsive in his Gage County Jail cell just before 4 a.m., on Feb. 15 and could not be revived.

He'd been arrested on Feb. 13 following a standoff with police at a Beatrice motel. Police say Wolken held two women and a 20-month-old child hostage before surrendering. He'd been armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun.

State law requires a grand jury investigation whenever a person dies in custody or in the process of being detained.