CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department is investigating the in-custody death of an inmate at the detention center Friday night.
According to Sheriff Marty Boyd, 42-year-old William Chad Hardin was arrested Friday around 7:55 p.m. by the Jonesboro Police Department for parole violations and absconding.
He was facing 10 charges for contempt of court and 15 charges for nonpayment of fines.
A detention officer was doing routine cell checks around 11:55 p.m. when Hardin was found unresponsive in his cell.
Sheriff Boyd said they immediately began CPR and used the defibrillator on him.
EMS arrived at the detention center at 12:06 a.m.
Hardin was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The sheriff's department and coroner are investigating the death.
Hardin's body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine a cause of death.
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