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State police asked to investigate prisoner's death

by Jim Williamson | February 19, 2016 at 4:33 a.m. | Updated February 19, 2016 at 4:34 a.m.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Department has asked for an investigation by the Arkansas State Police into the death of a prisoner.

The death of Randi Wolfe, 37, of Foreman, Ark., is under investigation by the state police, according to a statement by Sevier County Investigator Robert Gentry.

Wolfe was a prisoner in the Sevier County jail.

She had been arrested in Little River County on an alleged charge of residential burglary about 7 a.m. Feb. 9 near Foreman, Ark., where she reportedly stole medication pills, said Little River County Sheriff Gary Gregory.

Wolfe was housed in the Sevier County jail because the Little River County jail does not incarcerate female prisoners.

Wolfe became unresponsive Feb. 11.

An ambulance was called, and Wolfe was transported to the De Queen Medical Center and later airlifted to Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Gentry said.

While in Baptist Medical Center, her condition worsened, Gentry said.

Wolfe died Feb. 13.

The state police sent the body to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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