Police investigating second inmate death

Anthony Deshon Anderson, of Bremerton, was found dead in his cell Friday.

Police are investigating a second death of an inmate at the Kitsap County jail last week.

Anthony Deshon Anderson, a 40-year-old Bremerton man, was found unresponsive in his cell around 11:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, police said. Efforts to save his life failed and he was pronounced dead at 11:23 a.m.

Anderson had been arrested the previous day and on two felony charges, court records show. His death in custody follows a suicide in jail by 33-year-old Bremerton woman Jeana Rogers earlier in the week.

Deputy Chief Dale Schuster of the Port Orchard Police Department said both incidents are under investigation by law enforcement. An autopsy was being performed on Mr. Anderson Monday.

“There is nothing overt that shows the cause of death at this point,” Schuster said.

Anderson was facing a drug charge and one count of human trafficking in the first degree, a class A felony punishable by up to life in prison. Police allege Anderson had been selling heroin out of a Marion Ave. house and arranging dates with drug-addicted women.

Anderson had been released from prison in October after serving 364 days for lying to a public servant, court records show.

Schuster said the investigation is being conducted by the Port Orchard Police Department and the Kitsap Critical Incident Response Team, a consortium of local law enforcement officers.