by Max Brantley
The Pulaski prosecutor's office has closed its investigation of the death of Dexter Williams, a 24-year-old Mountain Pine man found dead in September in the hot tub of a Maumelle home. Prosecutor Larry Jegley said in a letter to Maumelle police that no charges were warranted based on evidence presented.
The state medical examiner had said earlier that Williams had asphyxiated during "acute" methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication. The case drew wide attention because then-Channel 4 weatherman Brett Cummins had told authorities he woke up in the hot tub to find Williams' body beside him. He and Williams apparently both fell asleep in the tub the night before.