FREEHOLD – A Jackson man died after he was arrested in Howell for motor vehicle theft May 26.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office reported that 43-year-old Derek Boyle was declared dead at Kimball Medical Center at 1:47 p.m. He was transported there after Howell police found him with a stolen vehicle at Church Road and Tioga Drive in Howell.
Boyle began acting erratically on the scene. Emergency workers gave him naloxone, and he was then taken to the hospital.
An investigation by Howell Police and the prosecutor’s office showed no physical force was used against Boyle.
His exact cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Ryu Washburne of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Lieutenant Yurgel of the Howell Township Police Department at 732-620-4280.
Tips can remain anonymous.