Female inmate found dead in SW AR jail


An investigation is underway after a female prisoner was found dead inside her jail cell.

While conducting routine checks around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday members of the Miller County Detention Center Staff found 25-year-old Markeisha Montgomery, of Texarkana, Arkansas unresponsive. 

Medical personnel attempted to resuscitate Montgomery but were unsuccessful. 

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office notified the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to initiate an investigation. 

Montgomery’s body was submitted to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine the cause of death. 

Montgomery was being housed alone in a cell, and had no significant physical interaction with other prisoners or Detention Center Staff other than routine interaction. 

Last week Montgomery was booked into the jail on a robbery charge.

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