Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS,Associated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — The son of an Ohio man who died after being shocked with a stun gun during a scuffle with three sheriff's deputies says his father was a generous and loving man but had recently stopped taking medication for a longtime mental illness.
This undated driver's license photo provided by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles shows 59-year-old Gary Roell of suburban Cincinnati. Roell died early Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, after a he was shocked once with a stun gun during a scuffle with three Hamilton County sheriff's deputies. (AP Photo/Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles)
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says 59-year-old Gary Roell was stunned in the back after punching a deputy in the face and resisting arrest overnight Tuesday in the Cincinnati suburb of Sycamore Township.
Deputies say they responded to a report of Roell breaking a neighbor's condo windows around 3 a.m. and that he was acting erratically.
Roell's son, 38-year-old Gary Roell Jr., says his dad had battled schizoaffective disorder for 30 years and was a different person when he was not taking medication.