The cause of death is still pending for a man who suffered an apparent medical emergency and then died after a struggle with officers and an arrest last week, officials said Wednesday.
Don Jackson, 35, was arrested Friday on drug charges after a traffic stop in Sherwood. Police said he "suffered from a medical emergency" after being booked in and was taken to St. Vincent's North Medical Center, where he died.
Jackson's body was taken to the state Crime Laboratory for an autopsy. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Wednesday that the results were still pending.
Also Wednesday, the Sherwood Police Department released the report on Jackson's initial arrest. According to that document, a vehicle he was riding in was stopped for speeding shortly before 4 p.m. The report shows the arresting officer then spotted an "illegal substance" on Jackson and "became engaged in a brief struggle" with Jackson before he was arrested.
The report notes police took as evidence shirts and shorts Jackson was wearing which had "observed white powder on the front."
Jackson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest. The driver, 35-year-old Shemekia Jackson, was arrested on traffic charges and one count of obstruction of a governmental operation, the report says.