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Hospitalized Inmate Dies in Central Austin


Hospitalized Inmate Dies in Central Austin

At approximately 2:55 a.m. on March 7, 2024, inmate YOLANDA MONTGOMERY, 55, was found alert but in medical distress in her unit. She was then taken to the jail’s medical clinic. TCSO medical staff determined she needed to be transported to a Central Austin hospital. There, Montgomery was able to speak with doctors before they began treatment, during which her condition worsened. She was pronounced deceased at 2:27 p.m.

Montgomery was booked into custody February 29, 2024, charged with Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. An autopsy was completed on March 8, 2024, the results of which are pending.
Submitted By:
Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer | (512) 854-4986 Drew Knight, Public Information Specialist | (512) 854-8426

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