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Arkansas inmate dies following assault at Tucker Unit

Authorities say John Demoret, 25, died Thursday morning following an incident at the Tucker Unit in July. (Photo courtesy: Arkansas Department of Correction)

An inmate within the Arkansas Department of Correction has died following an incident at the Tucker Unit back in July.

Authorities say John Demoret, 25, was transported from the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern to an area hospital Thursday, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 6:15 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Correction says his death follows an assault at the Tucker Unit on July 28.

Demoret was serving a 10-year sentence for manslaughter out of Hot Spring County.

Arkansas State Police and the Department of Correction are investigating the Tucker Unit assault.

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