The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man who died in custody after being tased into submission at county jail on Oct. 30.
The man was identified as 58-year-old Donald Ray McCullough of Oakland. According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Lee, McCullough was arrested in Pinole on suspicion of second degree burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and probation violation.
As he entered in intake area of the county jail, McCullough became uncooperative, Lee said. He resisted deputies’ efforts to control him, and a deputy used his Taser to subdue him.
McCullough was then placed in a safety cell, where he was checked and cleared by medical staff. Around 2:30 p.m., another check found McCullough unresponsive. He was taken to county hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The autopsy was performed Thursday, Lee said. The cause of death is pending toxicology and pathology reports and results normally take 8-12 weeks.