Stun gun involved in Gregg County Jail inmate death
Longview — A Gregg County Jail inmate died early Thursday after being subdued with a stun gun.
Bobby Madewell, 51, of Longview was pronounced dead about 2 a.m. at Good Shepherd Medical Center, where he was taken by ambulance.
Madewell had been jailed since March 12 on a bond forfeiture for charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He had been held in a separation cell, Sheriff Maxey Cerliano said in a statement, “and exhibited erratic behavior about 12:40 a.m. Officers interacted with the inmate and he began to resist and became extremely violent.”
Madewell was stunned with a Taser so he could be subdued and put in restraints, Cerliano said.
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