Picture of Licking prison
The South Central Correctional Center at Licking. Credit: HOUSTON HERALD FILE PHOTO

An inmate housed at the South Central Correctional Center at Licking died Monday in a Springfield hospital.

Authorities said Orlan Helt, 62, died at 2:18 a.m. at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

He was serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree robbery from Franklin County, three 15-year sentences for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of chemical with intent to distribute and a seven-year sentence for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, all from Washington County.

He had been held since June 2006.

An autopsy will be conducted.

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