NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Correction says an inmate at the Grimes Unit at Newport has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.
DOC spokesman Solomon Graves said Wednesday that Grady Demery was found in the cell about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
Graves says Demery was alone in the cell and that Arkansas State Police are investigating the death.
Online court records show Demery was in prison after pleading guilty in September 2015 to felony theft of property and robbery charges.