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Stun gun involved in Gregg County Jail inmate death

Stun gun involved in Gregg County Jail inmate death
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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 4:47am

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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