New Information on KCSO in-custody death

UPDATED 4/9/15 3:38 p.m.

There is new information about what led up to the in-custody death of Michael Lemon, 57 on Wednesday.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says they used less than lethal force on Lemon while trying to get him in hand cuffs.

They now say the two deputies used batons, tasers and pepper spray to control Lemon though its not clear which deputy used what.

KCSO says the death is still under investigation.


UPDATED 4:47 p.m.

The Kern County Coroner has identified the man who died in-custody as Michael Earl Lemon, 57, of Lake Isabella.
Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating an in-custody death that happened near Lake Isabella.

Deputies say a man in his mid-50' died. His name has not been released.

According to deputies, they responded to a disturbance about 6:30 Wednesday morning at the Lake Isabella Mobile Home and RV Resort on Highway 178.

Two deputies approached the man and attempted to arrest him.

They say the man fought with the deputies , but they were able to subdue him with less-than-lethal force and place him in handcuffs.

Deputies say an ambulance at the scene treated the man who began complaining of trouble breathing. 

The ambulance took the man to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the death is continuing.

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