GOULD, Ark. (KATV) — An Arkansas prisoner died from an apparent suicide Thursday (Sept. 26) night at the Varner Supermax Unit, the Department of Correction said in a news release.
The Department of Correction said staff found 22-year-old Colton Harvey dead in his cell around 5:28 p.m.
The release says Harvey was found with a bedsheet around his neck that had been looped through the cell bars.
According to authorities, correction staff checked on him at 4:54 p.m. and he gave no indications of his intentions.
Harvey was serving a 48-year sentence for second-degree murder out of Franklin County in June 2012.
He was sentenced to an additional three years for second-degree battery on November 15, 2018.
Harvey was also convicted of using a metal shank to stab a Varner correctional officer in the head and face.