HCSO requests ASP investigation into inmate death

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton has requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division conduct an investigation into the death of an inmate at the Hempstead County Detention Center Friday.

At approximately 4:15 pm Friday, detention officers were notified of an unresponsive inmate. Detention officers responded to the inmate’s location and began life saving measures. Pafford EMS was dispatched and was unable to revive the inmate. Coroner David Peters pronounced the inmate dead at 4:55 pm.

The inmate’s body will be sent to the State Medical Examiners Office to determine the cause and manner of death. The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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