July 1, 2015
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Inmate dies at detention center in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) _ A 39-year-old inmate has died at the Sebastian County
Adult Detention Center.

Lt. Philip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office says Amanda
Potter was found unresponsive in her holding cell at about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Pevehouse says authorities attempted life-saving procedures before emergency
responders arrived and transported Potter to a hospital. Potter was pronounced
dead about 4:45 a.m.

The sheriff's office says Potter was arrested for several warrants and arrived
at the detention center on Friday evening.

The Arkansas State Crime Lab is conducting an autopsy. The Arkansas State
Police is conducting an investigation into the death while the Sebastian County
Sheriff's Office conducts its own internal investigation.

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