Arkansas State Police investigate death of 37-year-old inmate found in city jail cell

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MARKED TREE, Arkansas — Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old inmate found dead in his jail cell.

The Jonesboro Sun reports ( ) a Marked Tree Police Department employee found 37-year-old James Ford on Sept. 20. The employee says Ford was found hanging by a bed sheet in the cell.

The city police chief tells investigators Ford didn't indicate that he was suicidal and didn't cause trouble.

He had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving on a suspended license.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,

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