Man dies in custody of League City police - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

Man dies in custody of League City police

By T.J. AULDS | Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:35 am

LEAGUE CITY — A Deer Park man who was jailed on drug possession charges took ill and later died after he was taken to the hospital, League City police said.

Richard David Benefiel, 34, had been booked into the city jail Monday morning on marijuana possession charges after he was found parked alongside a rarely used road near Interstate 45 with the hood of his car up, League City Police Department spokeswoman Officer Reagan Pena said.