- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - A prosecutor says a grand jury has cleared a sheriff’s deputy in the death of a man he scuffled with at a central Ohio jail.

At issue is the April 23 death of David Dehmann of Mount Vernon two days after he was booked into the Knox County Jail.

Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville said Thursday a state investigation determined Dehmann was intoxicated, on blood thinner medication and had fallen before being taken to jail.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says Dehmann was brought into the Mount Vernon jail April 21 on a disorderly conduct charge and became aggressive in the intake area.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Dehmann was wrestled to the ground after he tried to hit a deputy in the face. Dehmann later died at a Columbus hospital.

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