The Miller County Sheriffs Office is investigating the death of an inmate at the Miller County Detention Center.

Authorities say around 2AM this morning officers notified EMS of a prisoner in need of emergency medical treatment. Sixty year Welton Watson had been suffering from an unrelated long term medical condition.

deputies say he was, being held on possession of a controlled substance and parole violation charge. Authorities say he was released in March due to his serious medical condition. But was arrested again in April on other agency charges.

Deputies say early this morning he began experiencing medical issues believed to be related to his pre-existing medical condition. He was transported by ambulance to Wadley Regional Medical Center, but died while undergoing  treatment.

The Miller County Sheriffs Office is conducting an in-Custody Death investigation. The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's office in Little Rock, to determine the precise nature and cause o his death.


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