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Inmate dies after apparent suicide attempt

The Arkansas Department of Community Correction says the death of an inmate in Texarkana appears to be the result of the man's attempt to commit suicide.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Community Correction says the death of an inmate in Texarkana appears to be the result of the man's attempt to commit suicide.

DCC spokeswoman Rhonda Sharp says 55-year-old Luther Bolen died Thursday at a Texarkana hospital — apparently as a result of injuries suffered when he tried to hang himself on Wednesday. Sharp says Bolen used a sheet to try to hang himself from a shower rod and was found by his cellmate then taken to a hospital.

Bolen had been at the center since April on a felony hot check violation and Sharp says he would have been considered for release in January.

 

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