Authorities ID inmate who died at Garland County jail

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GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have identified the inmate who died while in custody of the Garland County jail last week.

The Garland County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified the inmate as 28-year-old Jeremy Scott Howell of Hot Springs.

Howell was booked Dec. 20 on a criminal trespass charge but was found unresponsive a few hours later.

Authorities say the cause of death is under investigation and the sheriff’s office plans an internal investigation as well. 

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