Man dies after stun gun shock; State agency inspecting ACSO traffic stop, death

Published 12:14 am Friday, April 25, 2014

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man died Wednesday night shortly after being shocked with a stun gun by an Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop for reckless driving.

Tyrone Davis, 43, failed to comply with an ACSO deputy during the traffic stop near Robert Lewis Middle School at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said.

“It was an incident where a suspect refused to comply with the officer and was Tased because of it,” Mayfield said. “He (died) shortly after that, but we don’t know what exactly caused him to die yet.”

Mayfield said the ACSO would conduct a full investigation into the situation and, per departmental procedure, had contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation.

Mayfield said he wouldn’t release further details regarding the incident until the investigations were complete.

Adams County Coroner James Lee declined to comment on the incident until receiving autopsy results from the state crime lab.

Attempts to reach Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain were unsuccessful Thursday.

Davis had been previously booked into the ACSO and Natchez Police Department on multiple charges including shoplifting and disturbing the peace of a family/domestic violence.