Ruben Maya Gallegos, 36, of Costa Mesa, never made it to his arraignment Monday to answer to charges that he assaulted two Newport Beach police officers in December.
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That's because he died Saturday morning while in custody.
There was no other information released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department than this:
Deputies at the Theo Lacy Facility jail in Orange reported a medical emergency in Gallegos' cell about 4:05 a.m.
He was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead.