Thursday, September 6 2012, 11:36 AM CDT
Police: Man died after being taken into custody
TALENT, Ore. -- Detectives are investigating the death of 23-year-old man who died after being taken into custody.
Around 10:18 p.m., Jackson County Sheriff deputies responded to a medical call in the 6800 block of Wagner Creek Road in Talent.
A man identified as Christopher K. Ladue, Jr., 23, was having an unknown medical reaction, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's office. Ladue was bipolar and was on medication.
The man was in the backyard, laying on his back flailing his arms.
Sheriff officials say his parents and a friend got him into the house, where he assaulted his father, broke a porch railing and flower pot then ran off.
Ladue ran to a neighbor's home and tried to get in when he was contacted by officers from the Talent and Phoenix police departments.
Police say he did not comply and they used a taser. The sheriff's press release says a taser was used from each officer.
The taser dart made direct contact but had no effect on Ladue.
He ran from the neighbor's home back to Wagner Creek Road. Officers again confronted him.
Police had a physical struggle with the man. They deployed taser darts again and it didn't have an effect. Officers also used stun drive contacts and pepper spray. Again, nothing worked.
Police say Ladue rose from the ground with three officers on top of him. After a short struggle, Laude was handcuffed.
After being restrained, sheriff officials say Ladue coded. Medical personnel were at the scene and immediately offered aid. Laude was given CPR and transported to a local hospital.
An hour later, police learned the man died.
Officials say an autopsy is planned for Friday.