Fort Hood soldier dies while confined in Texas jail

Sgt. Marcus Lamarr Nelson Sr. died May 23, 2016. (Photo: Army)

A Fort Hood soldier is reported to have died while being detained in a local jail on while awaiting trial.

According to Fort Hood Public Affairs, 45-year-old Sergeant Marcus Lamarr Nelson Sr. of Detroit, Michigan died on May 23rd in the Bell County Jail. He was charged under UCMJ with departing his appointed place of duty, communicating a threat, dereliction of duty, disobeying lawful regulation, and disobeying a lawful order from a noncommissioned officer.

Nelson enlisted in 2005 as a petroleum supply specialist, serving two tours in the Iraq War and was assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, of the 1st Cavalry Division at the time of his demise.

Nelson’s burial arrangements will be handled by the Trenton-Chapel Martenson Family of Funeral Homes in Trenton, Michigan The funeral home spoke with Popular Military, confirming that the funeral has yet to take place and that updates to his obituary are pending.

Authorities are still investigating the exact cause and nature of Nelson’s death.

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