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Man dies in Md. police custody after chase

Thursday - 8/21/2014, 8:00pm  ET

WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) -- The Harford County Sheriff's Office says a man died after deputies used electronic stun guns to subdue him.

Deputies say about 8 p.m. Wednesday, 30-year-old Arvel Douglas Williams of Baltimore fled in his pickup truck after they saw him engage in drug activity. Authorities say Williams led deputies on a chase into Baltimore County, where he crashed into a Baltimore County police patrol vehicle.

Officers say Williams resisted arrest and deputies used electronic stun guns to subdue him. Deputies say after Williams was handcuffed, he appeared to be in medical distress.

Williams was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The sheriff's office says Williams had a white, powdery substance covering his face, which was field tested and reacted positively for cocaine.

Baltimore County police are investigating the incident.


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