Friday, December 16, 2016

TOP STORY >> Prisoner dies in jail in Lonoke

An inmate at the Lonoke County Detention Facility was found dead in his cell at about 2:37 a.m. Friday.

James Lee Flowers, 53, of Cabot was seen lying unresponsive on the floor while guards were making routine security checks, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

An ambulance crew could not revive Flowers and instructed the jail staff to call the coroner.

“The death does appear to be of natural causes,” and the body was sent to the State Crime Lab for autopsy, the sheriff’s statement said. Flowers had been in jail since Tuesday for a felony probation violation