SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — An attorney and his family happened to be out to dinner when Southaven Police detained Troy Goode over the weekend.
They captured video that has nabbed a lot of attention online.
“They got him hogtied,” Attorney David McLaughlin was heard saying on his son’s cell phone video.
McLaughlin and his family stumbled upon police attempting to detain Goode on Goodman Road Saturday evening.
Goode died at the hospital two hours after emergency crews took him to the hospital.
“As we were leaving, my son, Brady McLaughlin, began to film. Once Mr. Goode was put on the stretcher, I noticed he was in what I call a four-point restraint or hogtie position,” McLaughlin said.
McLaughlin told WREG he was facedown, which concerned him, given other cases he has handled before.
He said he asked his son to record in order to observe police’s actions.
He was an attorney with Morgan & Morgan.
McLaughlin said a man, who was wearing a white shirt that said “fire,” called out to him at the scene.
The man told him Goode was on LSD, and he was fine under the watch of a paramedic.
McLaughlin said the man would not give him a straight answer how he knew that Goode was allegedly on LSD.
“I explained to him that I was an attorney at Morgan & Morgan, and I had been involved in positional asphyxiation cases before, and I was very concerned about Mr. Goode’s physical wellbeing,” McLaughlin said.
Southaven Police Chief Tom Long told WREG in an email Monday, “Officers were informed that the individual acting erratically was doing so on an alleged LSD overdose.”
Tim Edwards, representing Goode’s family, said Goode and his wife were leaving the Widespread Panic concert at Snowden Grove Ampitheater.
Edwards said Goode was under the influence, so his wife was driving.
At some point, he said Goode got out of the car on Goodman Road and began running around.
That was where police hogtied him.
Dr. Kattrina Roach with Addiction Campuses of Mississippi said LSD was common in the area.
She said most people do not overdose on it alone, but many people pair it with other drugs, like painkillers.
LSD can cause euphoric feelings.
“It’s still prevalent. It’s still here. It’s still a concern particularly if combined with other things, and it could be prescribed or non-prescribed things,” Roach said.
Monday, Goode’s friend told WREG he was a family man who loved his wife and 15-month-old child.
She did not believe police’s LSD overdose claim.
Police said the case was still under investigation and were waiting for Goode’s autopsy and toxicology reports.
Addiction Campuses has a 24/7 hotline to help the community.
The phone number is 1-888-614-2251.