OILDALE, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating an in-custody medical emergency that resulted in death.
The incident started on the 600-block of Francis Street in Oildale at about 6:30 a.m.
Deputies said there were reports of 27-year-old Thomas Smoot yelling for help.
The deputy was able to handcuff Thomas Smoot without using any force. Deputies determined Smoot was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics and placed him under arrest, official said.
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