Demoret died two weeks after the July 28 incident, on Aug. 10. The AP reported that the Arkansas State Police were not informed of the July 28 events for “nearly a week.”
The case, brought by Kyle Hunter, the prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County, relies on an affidavit by the investigating officer Huston Talley of the State Police.
According to video footage, after a fight with another inmate, Deon Williams, Demoret got a “piece of glass” from his rack and “began striking Inmate Williams.”
Williams told the investigator that he was stabbed in the back, neck and the left side of his head.
Six minutes later, Demoret got into another fight, with Joshua Thomas, which was broken up by fellow inmates.
Back at his bed 36 minutes later, as Demoret packed up his belongings,
Before the punch, Buyard said that “he could see something shiny in [Demoret’s] hand” and “hear Demoret breaking down a razor blade.” He says he acted in self-defense.
Both Thomas and Buyard said that Demoret was acting strangely and potentially under the influence.
After the incident, Demoret was taken to UAMS via ambulance and then to the Ouachita River Unit in Malvern, where he died on Aug. 10.