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Jail staff ‘did everything they could’ during struggle with inmate

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WENATCHEE — Jail staffers described a sweating, yelling prisoner with exceptional strength as they try to subdue him on June 29.

The prisoner, Jesse Avina Morales, 21, of Wenatchee, died that day in what the Chelan County coroner called the result of excited delirium with hypertensive heart disease as a contributing factor.

In reports made public Tuesday, Wenatchee police detectives list details of how the jail staff said they treated Avina Morales during a 16-minute struggle inside the Chelan County…

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