MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — An inmate at the Chippewa County Jail in Montevideo died Saturday, Jan. 4, just two days after pleading guilty to a theft-related charge.

Chippewa County Sheriff Derek Olson said Wesley Duane Torke Jr., 37, of Maynard, died while in custody.

Olson would not comment on how Torke died said but said the death is being investigated by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Torke, who had pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to a charge of receiving stolen property, faced additional charges from other jurisdictions.

Sentencing had been scheduled for Feb. 18 on the Chippewa County case. According to court documents, he was being held in jail while a presentence investigation was completed.

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Olson said additional information will be available as the investigation continues.