Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Summersville Man Dies after 'Medical Emergency' in Cruiser

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Summersville Man Dies after 'Medical Emergency' in Cruiser

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A Summersville man who allegedly ran over a sheriff's deputy in the deputy's own cruiser, then experienced a "medical emergency" after being arrested, has died. Kniles Akers, 25, died on Sunday of unknown causes, according to Lt. Michael Baylous, spokesman for the West Virginia State Police.

At about 5:30 p.m. on June 30, Nicholas County 911 received a complaint of a stolen vehicle from a convenience store near Calvin. About 30 minutes later, a Nicholas County deputy stopped the vehicle near Persinger.

Akers, who was driving the vehicle, became combative with the deputy, stole his cruiser, and then used it to run over the deputy, Baylous said.

Then, around 6:40 p.m., someone called 911 to report a home invasion near Persinger. …

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