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New information released on death of Stiles Unit offender
A 49-year-old Texas Department of Criminal Justice offender was found on the floor of his Stiles Unit Cell in Beaumont at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday, according to the TDCJ.
KFDM News learned that Anthony Lewis had what appeared to be a self-inflicted laceration to the right side of his neck.
Medical personnel were immediately notified and he was taken to the unit infirmary where he was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m.
Lewis began serving a 60 year sentence in TDCJ on October 8, 2013 for Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Rockwall County.
The incident is still under investigation by the Office of Inspector General.