pm on Friday, March 16, 2018 deputies were called to a nightclub in the 16300
block of North IH-35 because of an altercation between a patron and a security
guard. The patron,
ANTHONY RAY HARRIS, 35, of Cedar
reportedly seen in possession of what was assumed to be narcotics and was
observed to have eaten the entirety of the white powdery substance.
was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he was examined and
released. He was then transported to Travis County Central Booking. Upon
arrival, Harris began having seizures. ATCEMS responded and Harris was
transported back to the same hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:34 am.
An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal
Investigations Division, Internal Affairs Unit, the Texas Rangers and the
Medical Examiner’s Office is ongoing, as is customary with any death in
custody. The autopsy was conducted on March 17, 2018 and the final report is
pending toxicology results.