Authorities ID inmate who died at Garland County jail

HOT SPRINGS, 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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