Offender at Maury Correctional Dies in Assault


An offender at Maury Correctional Institution died this morning from injuries sustained in a fight with another offender.

Andre A. Young-Johnson (1574679) was struck with a homemade weapon in a housing unit around 8:30 a.m. Staff responded and provided medical attention. Local law enforcement was notified. EMS arrived and pronounced him dead at 9:01 a.m.

Young-Johnson, 23, was a close-custody offender housed in the regular population. He was serving a 25-year prison sentence for second degree murder. He was admitted to prison on March 31, 2018 after he was convicted in Mecklenburg County.

The other offender who was involved in the incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Public Safety is cooperating fully in the investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. The death is also under internal investigation.


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