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Man, 35, dies after being taken into custody by Cumberland deputies

Posted November 29, 2016

— A 35-year-old man, pulled over Tuesday in Cumberland County for a possible DWI, died after he was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies.

According to authorities, deputies attempted to stop a 2003 Buick Park Avenue on Fennell Road, in the Greys Creek area, suspecting the driver of being under the influence of an impairing substance.

The driver refused to stop and turned onto Sandhill Road. Deputies said the driver was throwing items out of the car when they continued to follow him onto Chickenfoot Road where he turned right and stopped.

When deputies approached the vehicle and had the driver, who was later identified as Clarence Junior Young, step out of the car, he was taken into custody for failure to stop for a blue light and siren and DWI. A frisk of Young’s car revealed that he illegally possessed a handgun.

While at the scene, Young started having medical complication, deputies said. They rendered first aid before Young was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Young’s body will be sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy to determine cause of death.


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