KSP Investigating In-Custody Death

Posted at 5:09 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 05:09:31-04

SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a man who died in police custody.

It happened just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Allen Road in Franklin.

Police say they received a call about a domestic disturbance in the area. 

That’s where they found 29-year-old Joshua M. Thomason, of Louisville, who allegedly led police on a short car chase, and foot pursuit before being taken into custody.

Police say after the arrest, Thomason stopped breathing.

Deputies performed CPR until EMS arrived.

Thomason was taken to a hospital in Franklin, where he later died.

Results from an autopsy are pending.