Inmate in Flagler Co. dies from an apparent seizure

Inmate transported; dies at hospital


PALM COAST, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died from an apparent seizure.

Kathleen Feiler, 57, was booked into the jail just before 8 p.m. Saturday. Feiler was being held so a court hearing could be scheduled. Feiler was "in need of substance abuse treatment and will not seek such treatment on her own volition,’’ according to an order signed by Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman on March 9, 2016.

Sunday morning paramedics were called and transported her to Florida Hospital Flagler where she was declared dead.

Court records show Feiler was committed under the state Baker Act on March 6, 2016. She was
prescribed medication used to treat anxiety on March 4, 2016, and was “found abusing them
on multiple occasions,’’ Foxman’s order states.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the death. The FDLE investigation will be ongoing and toxicology tests will take two to three months to complete. 

On Sunday, FDLE agents were interviewing jail staff and some female inmate witnesses as part of their investigation, Sr. Commander Sam Ferris said.

Body camera video taken by deputies from her arrest will be turned over to FDLE agents.