A Cary man being held in the McHenry County Jail died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

Thomas M. Doheny, 51, was found unresponsive in his single-occupant cell during rounds at around 8:10 p.m. Nov. 17, according to a press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Correctional officers began life-saving measures, and Doheny was transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m., according to the McHenry County Coroner.

Doheny had been held at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility since Nov. 1 for contempt of court, according to MCSO.

An autopsy is being performed by the Coroner’s Office, and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team is investigating the incident.

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