McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Collin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed an in-custody death over the weekend at the jail.
The Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday, March 14, 26-year-old Marvin D. Scott III of Frisco died while in custody at the Collin County Detention Facility.READ MORE: Dallas Police Arrest Man For Murder Week After Victim Found Shot To Death In Vehicle
Allen Police officers arrested Scott earlier that day for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and took him to the county jail.READ MORE: Texas Gas Prices Are An Average 87 Cents Higher Than Last Year As Summer Travel Skyrockets
Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner referred the matter to the Texas Rangers, who are investigating Scott’s death.MORE NEWS: Biden Announces Bipartisan Compromise On Infrastructure Proposal
“As a matter of policy, the Sheriff placed seven detention employees on administrative leave and ordered an internal administrative investigation,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.