The Miller County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an inmate was found hanging in his cell that he occupied alone around 8:45 am on December 23, 2021. The Arkansas State Police will be leading the investigation into the death of Richard Harley, 33, of Fouke Arkansas.
On December 23, 2021, at approximately 8:45am The Miller County Detention Center staff
was conducting cell checks when a Detention Deputy located 33-year-old Richard Harley of
Fouke, AR hanging inside his cell which he occupied alone. Detention staff immediately
notified Life Net EMS and the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation
Division. Detention Deputies, Detectives, and EMS personnel began CPR but were
unsuccessful in reviving Mr. Harley. Mr. Harley was pronounced deceased at 10:09am by
the Miller County Coroners office.
The Arkansas State Police was notified and will be leading the investigation. Mr. Harley’s
body will be sent to The Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy. No foul play is suspected
at this time.