State police investigate the death of man in Glasgow police custody

GLASGOW, Ky. – As Glasgow police were taking a man into custody Tuesday morning on Cleveland Avenue, the man showed signs of medical distress prompting police to call for emergency medical services.

The man was taken to T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow where he was pronounced deceased.

Glasgow police were originally called after a man broke into the home.  Police officers responded and found Jeremy S. Marr, 35, of Glasgow, outside of the home, Kentucky State Police Post 3 spokesman Daniel Priddy said in a release. While officers were attempting to arrest Marr, he had a medical emergency, and police called for an ambulance.

Marr’s cause of death was unknown Tuesday afternoon. His body has been taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Glasgow police asked Kentucky State Police to investigate the in-custody death, Priddy said.

“We have detectives at the hospital and detectives on the scene,” Priddy said Tuesday morning.