” An inmate who died in the St. Louis County Justice Center on Saturday night had been taken to a hospital for stomach pain two times that day and sent back to the jail both times, an official said on Tuesday.<br><br>John M. Shy, 29, of the Oakville area of St. Louis County, had been in custody after violating his probation in two felony drug possession cases. Paul Hampel, an aide to County Executive Steve Stenger, said Shy had told jailers that he was a heroin user.<br><br>At 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Shy complained to jailers about stomach pain, and he was taken in a county justice services vehicle to the emergency room at St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, according to a timeline Hampel said jail staff had provided. Hampel said Shy was returned to the jail at 6:31 a.m. and remained in the infirmary.<br><br>At 9:55 a.m. Shy again complained of stomach pain, Hampel said. A Clayton police and fire dispatch record obtained by the Post-Dispatch through a public records request said a man had blood in his stool and was throwing up blood. An ambulance took him back to St. Mary’s. Hampel said Shy returned to the jail at 12:30 p.m. and remained in the jail’s infirmary for the rest of his life — a little more than nine hours.”<br><br>How does Paul Hampel, an aide to County Executive Steve Stenger know what Shy told jailers?

" An inmate who died in the St. Louis County Justice Center on Saturday night had been taken to a hospital for stomach pain two times that day and sent back to the jail both times, an official said on Tuesday.

John M. Shy, 29, of the Oakville area of St. Louis County, had been in custody after violating his probation in two felony drug possession cases. Paul Hampel, an aide to County Executive Steve Stenger, said Shy had told jailers that he was a heroin user.

At 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Shy complained to jailers about stomach pain, and he was taken in a county justice services vehicle to the emergency room at St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, according to a timeline Hampel said jail staff had provided. Hampel said Shy was returned to the jail at 6:31 a.m. and remained in the infirmary.

At 9:55 a.m. Shy again complained of stomach pain, Hampel said. A Clayton police and fire dispatch record obtained by the Post-Dispatch through a public records request said a man had blood in his stool and was throwing up blood. An ambulance took him back to St. Mary’s. Hampel said Shy returned to the jail at 12:30 p.m. and remained in the jail’s infirmary for the rest of his life — a little more than nine hours."

How does Paul Hampel, an aide to County Executive Steve Stenger know what Shy told jailers?

Hospital twice returned inmate to St. Louis County jail the day he died, official says

Inmate had blood in his stool and was throwing up blood when firefighters were called to jail the second time, according to a dispatch record.
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