LEE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — Carl Lowe, 58, was serving a life sentence for aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping, and escape when he was stabbed with a shank on January 12 around 9:30 p.m.

According to the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Lowe was an inmate at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Lee County and was buffing the floors of a hallway when another inmate approached Lowe from behind and stabbed him with a shank, "five or six times."

Lowe was sentenced in June of 2003 in Desha County.

The suspect was pepper-sprayed and ignored all orders to drop the weapon. ADC said the shank was made of metal and was 7" to 8" in length.

Lowe died after being transported to a nearby hospital about an hour later.

His alleged attacker has not been identified. ADC said they will release the name of the suspect whenever he is charged in the murder.

The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Arkansas State Police.

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