Keylan Comic, 19, of Bryant, arrested in September in a Waffle House robbery, was found dead Saturday in a cell in the White County jail in Searcy, the State Police said.
The State Police Criminal Investigation Division was asked to investigate. A State Police spokesman said Comic was being held on a robbery charge when he was found about 4:45 p.m. Saturday hanging from a bed sheet attached to a bed frame. Life-saving efforts failed. The body was taken to the State Crime lab.
Searcy police arrested four men Sept. 13 in the robbery of a Searcy Waffle House. Conway police have said Comic was a suspect in the robbery of a Waffle House in Conway the day before.
UPDATE: KARK has a report about events in the jail leading to Comic’s death. He had been placed in isolation after a fight with another inmate. The report alleges mistreatment of Comic by a jailer and also reports he was on a suicide watch.