LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Officials say a Harrison County, Indiana inmate has died less than a day after he was taken into custody.
According to police, Jerod Draper began banging himself against his jail cell after his arrest from a police pursuit early Thursday morning.
Jail staff tried to contain him, including using wrist restraints and a taser.
When they put Draper on a gurney, officials say he became unresponsive.
He was taken to a Louisville hospital where he died Thursday night.
A medical examiner is conducting toxicology and other tests.