Press Releases

Correctional Sergeant Dies After Assault by Inmate

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution has died following an assault by an inmate at approximately 5:30 Wednesday evening. Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan, 29, died at approximately 6:20 p.m. despite life saving measures conducted by Bertie CI medical staff and local first responders.

Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Be Careful of Flooding

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Following unusually heavy rains across the state, Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to watch for flooding in low-lying areas, avoid flooded roads, and stay tuned to local weather forecasts.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Open House Scheduled to Unveil Lenoir Youth Development Center

Monday, April 24, 2017

Through an open house on Thursday, April 27, Secretary Erik A. Hooks of the Department of Public Safety, along with W. David Guice, Chief Deputy Secretary of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, will introduce elected officials and community leaders to the renovated Lenoir Youth Development Center in Kinston.

Inmate dies in apparent suicide

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 Inmate Adam Tipton died this morning at a Winston Salem hospital, several days after an apparent suicide attempt. Tipton was found unresponsive in his cell at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury at about 10 p.m. on April 13.

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