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Benton County Sheriff’s Office reports death of inmate


JOINS US LIVE NOW WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS 56 YEAR OLD MELVIN WISHON (WISH-AWN) FROM LOWELL W AS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE AROUND 6:30 THIS MORNING. WISHON’S FAMILY SENTS U THIS PHOTO. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS MEDICAL STAFF WERE CALLED TO HIS CELL AND THEY FOUND HE WAS DEAD. AUTHORITIES SAY WISHON IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES… BUT THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL BE INVESTIGATING HIS DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE BENTON COUNTY JAIL ROSTER – WISHON WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY ON WARRANTS FOR TERRORISTIC THREATENING AND BATTERY…AND WAS AL SO BEING HELD ON A POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE. THE BENTON COUNTY CORONER SAYS WISHON’S BODY WAS RELEASED TO THE ARKANSAS STATE CRIME LAB THIS MORNING. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS IT WILL RELEASE MORE INFORMATION WHEN ITS

Sheriff’s office says man died of natural causes in the Benton County Jail

A man died at the Benton County Detention Center Wednesday morning, according to a press release sent by a sheriff’s office spokesperson.Melvin Wishon, 56, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 6:30 a.m., according to the release. Wishon’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab, according to the county coroner.The sheriff’s office believes Wishon died of natural causes, according to the release.The sheriff’s office is investigating Wishon’s death itself.

A man died at the Benton County Detention Center Wednesday morning, according to a press release sent by a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

Melvin Wishon, 56, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 6:30 a.m., according to the release.

Wishon’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab, according to the county coroner.

The sheriff’s office believes Wishon died of natural causes, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office is investigating Wishon’s death itself.

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