04/07/2008

Combative suspect dies in custody of Va. police

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA — A Maryland man who was pepper-sprayed and shocked with a Taser by police died Saturday after collapsing in a holding cell at the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police said yesterday.

State police identified the man as Yvelt Occean, 31, of Silver Spring, Md., who was stopped at 7:30 p.m. after he was seen walking and waving at traffic along westbound Interstate 64 near mile marker 217 in the vicinity of Providence Forge.

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