Information Regarding June 22 Incident at Bertie Correctional Institution

RALEIGH

At approximately 3 p.m. today at Bertie Correctional Institution, inmate Angel Phillips (#1164752) assaulted a correctional officer by striking him in the head and facial area with his fist. The officer was taken to an outside medical facility for evaluation for non-life threatening injuries.

Phillips suffered minor injuries and was treated on site. No other staff were injured in the incident. 

The incident is under internal investigation and local law enforcement was contacted. DPS is cooperating with local law enforcement related to any criminal charges that may be filed.

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