The Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Klamath Falls and Bend, are investigating the death of a Lakeview man.
Police say he apparently suffered a medical emergency after being taken into custody during an OSP contact in Lakeview.
Last night - around 11:00 p.m., two OSP patrol troopers on patrol together contacted a 44-year old Lakeview man in the Safeway parking in Lakeview.
The troopers found the man, who is a convicted felon, was in possession of a pipe containing suspected methamphetamine and a knife. he was handcuffed behind his back and transported by OSP to the Lake County Jail.
As they walked him toward the jail he suffered an apparent medical emergency . The troopers started emergency medical care -then he was taken to a local hosp and pronounced dead at 12:42a
The man's name will be released later today and An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday,,January 25th.