La Marque man found dead in Victoria County Jail booking cell

A 43-year-old La Marque man was found dead in a Victoria County Jail holding cell, Friday morning.

Patrick Charles Kinney apparently hanged himself by his sweater strings after he was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated third offense, said Victoria County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Terry Simons.

Kinney also had several warrants for drug offenses. A controlled substance was found on him during the booking process, Simons said.

He was alone in the cell, Simons said.

La Marque is in Galveston County.

Victoria County Justice of the Peace Robert Whitaker conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy. He said he will make a ruling in the death after the autopsy is complete.