MIAMI, Ok. - An Ottawa County male inmate charged with raping a 14-year-old girl was found dead inside a shower cell on Tuesday night.
Donald Justin Whiteley, 39, of Miami was found just before midnight, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman.
Whiteley’s death was ruled a suicide due to incised wounds of the neck and left arm, said Cherokee Ballard, spokeswoman for the state Medical Examiner’s office.
He was charged Tuesday in Ottawa County District Court in Miami with second-degree rape, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of controlled drug in presence of a minor child and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested Sept. 10 after marijuana grinders, pipes and marijuana seeds were discovered during a search of his residence. Whiteley also confessed to authorities he had sex with a juvenile.