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UPDATE: OCC inmate dies in prison altercation

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The OPSO is currently investigating the death of an OCC inmate. William T. Menyweather, 40, of Monroe was booked earlier this morning for Theft of a Motor Vehicle by another agency.

The initial investigation has revealed that Menyweather became violent and attacked an inmate that was being housed in the same cell. Deputies entered the cell to help this inmate. During this encounter, a deputy was struck in the face and head causing her to require hospitalization. Deputies eventually subdued Menyweather. Shortly afterward, Menyweather became unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital.

Initial medical reports indicate the presence of Phencyclidine (PCP) in Menyweather's system. Menyweathers body is being sent to Little Rock, Arkansas for autopsy. All investigative reports will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for review.


MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Parish Sheriff Officials have confirmed that an inmate died in a prison altercation early Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw confirmed the incident happened after the inmate had been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.

Officials also said that a female deputy was injured in the incident.

More details on what happened are expected to be released later Tuesday afternoon.

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