Homicide

3 California correctional deputies arrested on suspicion of murder in jail inmate's death

  • In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Matthew Farris. Farris is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)

    In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Matthew Farris. Farris is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Jereh Lubrin. Lubrin is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)

    In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Jereh Lubrin. Lubrin is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Rafael Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)

    In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Rafael Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Sheriff's officials say three California correctional deputies have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. James Jensen said the deputies were in custody on Thursday.

Jensen declined to release additional details, including the inmate's and deputies' names. He said the sheriff's office planned to hold a news conference later in the day.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Tyree died last week at the jail. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/1O0mA5i) that he had pleaded no contest to petty theft.