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TBI investigating death of man in custody

By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 05 2014 02:33:22 PM CDT
LOUDON, Tenn. -

Officials are investigating what happened leading up to the death of a person while in Tennessee Highway Patrol custody in Loudon County.
    
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the death happened after the person became "combative" following a chase on Interstate 40 Friday afternoon.
    
DeVine says the arrest happened around 3:15 p.m. at mile marker 368 near the intersection of I-40 East and I-75.
    
Officials identified the deceased as 33-year-old Kevin Courtner.
    
Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Miller declined to discuss the case and referred all questions to the TBI.
    
District Attorney General Russell Johnson requested the investigation.