White Co. inmate found unresponsive in cell

    8:49 PM, Mar 17, 2013   |    comments
    Erik Scritchfield, 31. Photo: White County Sheriff's Dept.
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    WHITE CO., Ark. (KTHV) -- White County Sheriff's Detention Deputies say they found Erik Scritchfield of Bald Knob unresponsive in his jail cell Saturday morning.

    Scritchfield, 31, was responsive at 7:10 am when he received his morning medications. Scritchfield was being held in a single medical cell due to flu-like symptoms.

    Cpl. Steve Hernandez with the department says Scritchfield was taken to the White County Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

    State Police will be investigating Scritchfield's manner of death.

    Scritchfield was being held on a probation violation and several misdemeanor warrants. He had been at the White County Detention Center since Friday afternoon.

    (Source: White County Sheriff's Dept. press release)

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