South Boston Man Dies in Police Custody

South Boston, VA- A South Boston man died early Saturday morning after being arrested by police.

At about 4:30 a.m. officers responded to the Super 8 Motel for a call about a disorderly man causing property damage.

Officers initially took the man to the hospital for an evaluation, but he became violent, so he was placed under arrest. After arriving at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail officers noticed the man was having a medical emergency.

The man was then taken to Halifax Regional Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. The Virginia State Police are investigating the incident.