Sebastian County Inmate Found Hanging in Cell

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An inmate at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center was found hanging in his cell, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chamar West, 35, of Fort Smith, was jailed on a rape charge. On Aug. 31, West was found hanging from a rope fashioned from a bed sheet, Inv. Philip Pevehouse said Wednesday (Sept. 4).

West was in a separate cell alone. Pevehouse said West left a note in his cell asking for forgiveness from his family for his alleged crime.

West was pronounced dead at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Arkansas State Police are currently investigating his death.