Man shocked five times with a Taser jailed in Smith County, charged with drug possession, resisting arrest

Published on Thursday, 2 November 2017 23:01 - Written by EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com

A man who was hospitalized after being shocked with a Taser five times following a Smith County traffic stop has been booked into jail.

DeAndre DeMarcus Foster, 33, of Tyler, was booked into the Smith County Jail Thursday, according to online judicial records.

Foster was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1 and resisting arrest, search or transport. His bonds totaled $32,500.

Foster was hospitalized Oct. 27. He had been pulled over that afternoon for driving a pickup with expired registration, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Foster stopped his vehicle but became agitated while talking with a deputy. He dropped a baggie of what appeared to be drugs on the ground and repeatedly resisted arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In the process of attempting to arrest him, law enforcement officers shocked him with a Taser five times.

Shortly after Foster was handcuffed, he began convulsing and deputies called for an ambulance.

 

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