02/21/14 — Man has seizure during stop in Dudley

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Man has seizure during stop in Dudley

By John Joyce
Published in News on February 21, 2014 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro man died during a traffic stop conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on Thursday in the Dudley area.

Reginald Sherwood Grady, 56, of Scott Street, began convulsing in his car after deputies pulled him over on Emmaus Church Road just after 11:30 a.m. The traffic stop was a result of a drug investigation, Maj. Tom Effler said.

Effler said deputies stopped the car and spoke to Grady, then stepped back to their vehicle for a moment. That is when he began to convulse.

Wayen County EMS responded to the scene and worked on Grady for 45 minutes, Effler said.

"He coded while EMS was on scene working on him," he said. The paramedics where unable to revive Grady. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Effler said the State Bureau of Investigation will investigate the death, which is standard procedure any time local law enforcement is present at the time of death.

"He was not in custody, but he had been detained," Effler said.

The state Chief Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy on Grady's body to determine the cause of death.

Effler said no further information pertaining to the case will be released at this time.