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Authorities investigating death of Curry County Jail inmate

Woman admitted to using heroin at time of her arrest


The Oregon State Police and the Curry County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday they are investigating the Oct. 21 death of a 24-year-old inmate at the Curry County Jail.

According to Lt. Mark Duncan of the OSP, Cassadi Renee Bond, of Harbor, was arrested Oct. 19 on outstanding warrants and lodged in the jail in Gold Beach.

During the booking process, Bond admitted she’d used heroin prior to her arrest, so corrections officers and medical staff monitored her for signs of opioid withdrawal; the jail nurse was updated “numerous times” regarding Bond’s status.

At about 10:30 p.m. On Oct. 21, however, a corrections deputy found her unresponsive and began CPR and used the automated early defibrillator on her. She was then transported to Curry General Hospital.

The next day, Bond was taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield. She was later taken off life support and pronounced dead shortly therafter on Oct. 27.

The cause of death is being investigated by the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Bond’s criminal record is comprised of mostly moving violations, although this year, she had been arraigned and was awaiting trial on third- and second-degree theft charges.