Woman dies after arrest near Morton

July 12, 2018

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has died after she was arrested earlier this week near Morton.

Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee says deputies responded Tuesday after someone reported a disturbance at a mobile home. When they arrived, deputies arrested Miranda Brooke Musgrove.

Lee says Musgrove was having trouble answering questions, so they called an ambulance but she refused treatment. WLBT-TV reports Musgrove’s mother was called to look after her child before they took her to jail. That took about 45 minutes. As they drove to the jail, Lee says Musgrove became lethargic, so another ambulance was called. Paramedics transported her to a hospital, where Lee says she later died.

Lee says they’re awaiting autopsy results to determine how she died. He says there was evidence of substance abuse at the home.


Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com