Galveston man wished on site visitors warrants dies in custody of League Metropolis Police

Photo by Hannah Dellinger

July 31, 2021Updated July 31, 2021 1:57 p.m.

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The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a man in League City Police custody early Saturday.

At 7:11 a.m., officers found Corey Paul Denton Davis, 36, in League City Jail to be unresponsive, according to the department. Rescue workers tried to provide assistance, but Davis was pronounced dead at 8:06 a.m., police said.

Davis, who lived in Galveston, turned himself in to police on Tuesday for a traffic order.

League City Police supported the Texas Rangers’ death investigation, the ministry said.

Hannah Dellinger is the Houston Chronicle’s suburban education reporter, covering over 30 school districts in the area.

She began in Houston as a Hearst Journalism Fellow writing general assignments and breaking news with an emphasis on domestic violence. Her scholarship began in Hearst Connecticut, where she published a research and database of child sexual abuse related to Boys & Girls Clubs of America members, which won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in 2020.

Before joining the fellowship, Hannah worked as a news and crime reporter for the Frederick News Post in Maryland. She previously worked as an education and crime reporter for major weeklies in Virginia.

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