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Suicide suspected in inmate's death

Robert Ivy (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction) Robert Ivy (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction)
(KAIT/KATV) -

The Arkansas Department of Correction suspects a prison inmate from Stone County committed suicide.

Robert Ivy, 37, was found hanging in a single-person cell at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.

Prison officials provided emergency medical care, KATV in Little Rock reported, but Ivy was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m.

He was serving a five-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance, the ADC stated.

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