Man found dead in backyard after running from Adams County deputies

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Adams County sheriff’s detectives were investigating the death of a man that occurred while he was on the run from deputies on Saturday.

They responded to a possible drunk driving call about 3:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Emerson Street.

Deputies located the suspect and tried to pull him over. Instead, they said he pulled into a driveway and tried to go into a house.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said deputies then made contact with the suspect and there was a scuffle.

A deputy used a stun gun on the suspect, but he was wearing a leather jacket and it did not affect him, sheriff’s office spokesman Jim Morgan said.

The man ran away from deputies and went into the neighborhood. They set up a perimeter and were notified shortly afterward about a dead body in a backyard a few blocks from the original scene.

Investigators said they don’t know the cause of death but they said they found drug paraphernalia near the body.

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