Nueces County Jail Facing Lawsuit Over 2011 Death

  • 1Comment

When 29-year old Gregory Cheek was admitted to the Nueces County Jail on a charge of criminal mischief in October 2010, he was covered in blue spray paint.

A week later, a judge said he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. Cheek's lawyers say that his bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia led to hallucinations and psychotic episodes. He spent hours talking to himself and flooded his cell with water. At one point, Cheek was put on suicide watch, according to court documents. A month later, he had lost more than 30 pounds and his legs became discolored due to ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary