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Bonners Ferry man found unresponsive in jail

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A Bonners Ferry man was found dead in the Boundary County Jail A Bonners Ferry man was found dead in the Boundary County Jail
BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - A Bonners Ferry man is dead after being brought into Boundary County Jail. Sheriff's deputies say the man died of an apparent suicide.


Deputies say 43-year-old David Erickson, was being arrested outside the courthouse for outstanding warrants out of Bonner County, became resistant and was tased.


The Sheriff's Office told KHQ Erickson was cleared by ambulance personnel and he was taken to jail. He was later found unresponsive in the jail and was taken to Boundary Community Hospital and pronounced dead.


Erickson's family told KHQ the story is hard to grasp.


"I couldn't believe it that the Sheriff's Office would get to a point where they would have to tase him to put him down or whatever, because David is not a violent person," Erickson's cousin John said.


Idaho State Police are conducting an investigation as to the cause of death.


We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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