Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has requested a death investigation and internal investigation from the Kentucky State Police after a 23 year-old man died after being arrested.
“Our deputies arrested the subject. After processing and transferring him to the Edmonson County Jailer’s Office, the man was taken to Caverna Hospital, where he later died,” said Sheriff Shane Doyle in a statement.
KSP Public Information Officer Jeremy Hodges said that KSP received a request from the Sheriff's Office in the early morning hours on October 25th to conduct the death investigation that occurred at Caverna Hospital in Hart County.
KSP said that early investigation indicated that an Edmonson County Jailer transported Aaron Daniel Meredith (23) of Bee Spring from Hart County Jail to Caverna Hospital to be medically cleared. While at the hospital, Meredith passed away.
Meredith was placed under arrest around 11pm on Wednesday night by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Doyle said that while Meredith was being booked at the Hart County Jail, he apparently experienced an unknown medical emergency and was transported to the hospital.
“We have requested that KSP work the death investigation. Although I’m confident our deputies and the deputy jailer did nothing wrong, we want an independent investigation. We will cooperate fully with KSP. These situations are always sad, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased,” said Sheriff Doyle.
The investigation is ongoing.
**UPDATE** October 25, 2018, 1:37pm: Kentucky State Police has released the original charges for Aaron Daniel Meredith: Possession of Controlled substance 1st degree, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st, Possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, and careless driving.