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Inmate Dies in White County Dentention Facility.

31-year-old Erik Scritchfield of Bald Knob was found unresponsive this morning in his cell.

Searcy, Arkansas -An inmate has died while in the custody of the White County Sheriff's Department.

31-year-old Erik Scritchfield of Bald Knob was found unresponsive this morning in his cell.

He was being held in a single medical cell due to flue like symptoms. 

Deputies attempted CPR, but were unable to revive Scritchfield.

He was pronounced dead at the White County Medical Center.

The State Police are investigating to determine the exact cause of death.

Scritchfield was being held on a Felony Probation Violation out of White County as well as two Misdemeanor Warrants out of other agencies.

Scritchfield was brought into the White County Detention Center on March 15, 2013 at approximately 2:30 pm.


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