VALLEY CITY, N.D. - A 25-year-old Valley City man died Friday, Oct. 5, in the Barnes County Jail, according to Barnes County State’s Attorney Carl Martineck.
Martineck said the inmate, Lonny Levi Bradley, is believed to have died from suicide. He added that it’s standard procedure for such incidents to be investigated by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
According to court records, Bradley was charged in Barnes County District Court on Sept. 16 with domestic violence terrorizing, a felony. He was arrested that day and had been in jail since.
Martineck said no other information would be released regarding Bradley’s death.
In another case involving the Barnes County Jail, the death of 72-year-old Warren Lindvold remains under investigation. Lindvold died July 21 in a Fargo hospital six days after his DUI arrest and detention in the jail.
Lindvold was taken by ambulance from the jail to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo on July 15 after he informed jail staff he was unable to get off the floor or move his hands and that he couldn’t feel his arms or legs.
Martineck’s office has released autopsy information that indicates Lindvold’s death was caused by a broken neck.
Lindvold complained during his arrest that he was suffering pain, and had difficulty moving. A family friend told The Forum that Lindvold was disabled by a progressive arthritis condition he had dealt with since high school.
The BCI’s investigative reports on Lindvold’s death have been forwarded to the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office for review for possible criminal charges, Martineck said.