For Immediate Release:
On Sunday, March 14, 2021, 26-year-old Marvin D. Scott III of Frisco, Texas, died while in custody at the Collin County Detention Facility. Officers from the Allen Police Department arrested Mr. Scott earlier that day and transported him to the county jail. The Sheriff referred the matter to the Texas Rangers, who are investigating this death.
As a matter of policy, the Sheriff placed seven detention employees on administrative leave and ordered an internal administrative investigation.
The Sheriff's Office will not release additional information while the Texas Rangers are investigating.
CCSO Press Release _ Death in Custody 3.15.21