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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Sheriff's department investigating death of inmate

  • On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at approximately 8:45 A.M. an inmate at the Jackson County Detention Center was discovered in cardiac arrest. The Inmate was identified as James Alfred Elliott 3rd. age 37 of Tuckerman, Arkansas.
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  • At that time, the Detention Center personnel began CPR and notified the Newport Ambulance Service. Once EMS arrived, Elliott was transported to the Harris Hospital Emergency Room. Elliott was pronounced deceased at 9:20 A.M. Elliott was been booked into the Jackson County Detention Center at 11:51 P.M. on March 5, 2013 and was being held on an investigative hold for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Jackson County Coroner Cris Driver was contacted and the body of Elliott was taken to Jackson’s Funeral Home in Newport and will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. At this time the case remains under investigation.

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