UPDATE: NLSIU issues update on inmate death at Lincoln Parish Detention Center

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UPDATE: The NLSIU has issued an updated on the investigation and have confirmed the identity of the victim as Demerious Jones. The report indicates that deputies and medical personnel rendered aid to Jones until Ruston Ambulance Service arrived and transported him to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving measures, Jones passed away.

Demerious Jones; Photo courtesy of NLSIU

The investigation is still underway and not additional details have been provided at this time. We will release more information regarding this case as it becomes available.


LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — After the death of an inmate at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on September 24, 2021, the North Louisiana Sheriff’s Investigative Unit (NLSIU) is investigating the events leading up to the death. According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office called the NLSIU to handle this investigation.

At this time, investigators say there is no foul play suspected and they are waiting on the autopsy report. Deputies say they are not releasing the name of the inmate at this time, because they want to notify the family. This is still an active investigation and we will continue to follow it to bring you updates as they are made available.

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