Sheriff: Inmate found dead in apparent suicide

Sheriff: Inmate found dead in apparent suicide
Anthony Garrett George (Source: Jackson Co. Jail via Vinelink)

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An inmate in Jackson County was found dead Sunday evening.

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said 38-year-old Anthony Garrett George from Newport was found hanging from the bunk in his cell around 5 p.m.

Although believed to be an apparent suicide, Lucas said George's body will be sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.

George was held at the detention center as a parole absconder and was set to be released Friday.

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