Nude man arrested and tased by police, dies at jail

MARSHALL (KYTX) - A man dead after being arrested and tased by Marshall Police for disorderly conduct, assault on a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

Marshall Police say at about 8:26 Friday night, they found 32-year-old Marcus Dewayne Slade nude in the area of East Houston Street and Scroggins Street in Marshall.

MPD says he Slade was extremely uncooperative and struggled with police trying to arrest him. He was eventually taken to the Harrison County Sheriff's Jail.

At about 8:52 p.m., an ambulance was requested because Slade was unresponsive.

He was pronounced dead by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace. An autopsy has been ordered.

The Texas Rangers are now investigating the death. DPS Trooper Jeanne Dark tells CBS 19 she believes Texas Rangers are investigating because the man was in a county facility when he dies. She says it is routine for Rangers to investigate a custody death.


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