MCSO: Inmate found dead



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Mark Beekman [Mugshot]
Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating the death of inmate Mark Dewayne Beekman, 48.

He was found deceased at 5:13p.m. in the Marion County Jail’s medical pod.

Beekman was arrested on Saturday, August 30, 2014, by the Ocala Police Department after they responded to a call at the Motor Inn, located at 3601 W. HWY 40.

Beekman was Charged with Battery and booked into the Marion County Jail at 3:55 p.m.

The Ocala Police Department said there was nothing unusual about the arrest, but Beekman did have medical issues while being booked.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Valerie Strong said, “The cause of death is unknown and still under investigation as investigators await the results of the autopsy.”

Beekman has multiple previous arrests.

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