Death

A male inmate apparently took his own life Saturday morning at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern.

Stoney Worthey, 37, of Franklin County, who was serving a 4-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance, was found hanging in a locked single-man cell. Responding correctional officers and medical staff were unable to detect a pulse.

Worthey was pronounced dead at 8:22 a.m.

The Arkansas State Police was notified and will be conducting an investigation into the death. The Department of Corrections will be conducting an internal investigation.

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