Updated: Investigation Underway after Inmate Found Dead in Adams County Jail


Adams County officials are reporting the death of a 39-year-old Hastings resident who was an inmate in the county jail.

Officials discovered the body of Matthew Joseph Arterburn around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff Greg Magee says the death does not appear to be from natural causes; officials are awaiting results of an autopsy.

Arterburn started serving a sentence for child pornography charges on July 15. The jail had been waiting on paperwork to sendArterburnn to a state prison to serve his sentence.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the death.