Man Dies After Being Tasered Three Times By Police

Man died after being arrested in Petaluma

The Petaluma Police Department is interviewing the family and neighbors of a man who died while in custody after a deputy Tasered him three times in Santa Rosa this weekend, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.

Just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a family disturbance at 4566 Brighton Drive. Upon arrival, a deputy contacted the suspect, 39-year-old Nathan Vaughn.

The man, who has a long criminal history, was allegedly throwing and breaking things inside of the home, and was taken into custody after being Tasered, according to the sheriff's department.

Once in custody he began to show signs of medical distress. Medical personnel attended to Vaughn, and then he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Because Vaughn died in custody, the sheriff's department requested the assistance of the Petaluma Police Department and the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Petaluma Police Department at (707) 778-4372.

Copyright BAYCN - Bay City News
Contact Us