State inmate Christopher Potts, age 25, of Saline County died in what appears to be a suicide by hanging at the Maximum Security Unit at Tucker, according to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Corrections Officers found Potts hanging from the vent in his cell at 2:46 a.m. Saturday. He had draped a blanket across the front of his cell prior to the suicide. Lifesaving efforts by officers and medical staff were futile.
Potts was pronounced dead in the unit’s infirmary by the Jefferson county coroner.
He was serving an 18-year sentence out of Saline county for commercial burglary, theft by receiving, third degree escape, firearm possession and drugs. His body is at the State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Arkansas State Police investigators are investigating his death.