Officials investigate unexpected inmate death at Montana State Prison

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




HELENA, Montana — Officials are investigating the death of a 32-year-old inmate at Montana State Prison.

Prison officials say Matthew Brandemihl was found dead Wednesday morning in his cell in a high-security unit. The prison statement says the death was unexpected and no foul play is suspected.

An autopsy will be performed.

Brandemihl was in prison for a probation violation. He would have been eligible for parole next year.

He was arrested last year after authorities said he stole three vehicles, burglarized a home and led them on a high-speed chase from Gallatin County to Madison County.

Brandemihl received a 10-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to criminal endangerment, theft and misdemeanor trespassing.

He was re-arrested after his probation officers lost contact with him.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Reporter, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.
Daily Reporter • 22 W. New Road • Greenfield, IN 46140 • (317) 462-5528