Information on Inmate Assault of Staff Member at Scotland Correctional Institution

LAURINBURG

At approximately 8:40 a.m. today at Scotland Correctional Institution, inmate Cadarius Thomas (#0821718) was involved in an assault on one correctional employee. Additional staff were called in to assist. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Inmate Thomas was treated locally at the Scotland medical facility.

The assault occurred in the canteen area of a housing unit at the prison. That housing unit has been placed on lock down.

The incident is under internal investigation and local law enforcement was contacted. DPS is cooperating with law enforcement and will pursue criminal prosecution against the inmate involved in the assault.

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