Inmate death prompts investigation

    An inmate death at the Hempstead County Detention Center has prompted an investigation by the Arkansas State Police.

    Sheriff James Singleton requested the investigation after an inmate was found unresponsive Friday afternoon.  Pafford EMS arrived at the detention center and attempted life-saving measures, but the inmate was pronounced dead around 5 p.m.  The inmate’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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