Louisiana State Police Investigating In-Custody Death in St. Mary Parish

Published 7:09 am Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Franklin, LA – Monday morning, Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were requested by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate an in-custody death that occurred in the St. Mary Parish Courthouse. The incident involved a confrontation between a Corrections Deputy with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and an in-custody inmate transported to the courthouse for official business.
During the course of the confrontation, the inmate sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical staff.
No deputies were injured during the incident.
This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.