Press Releases

Gaston Correctional Center Inmate Missing From Facility

Thursday, May 3, 2018

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Gaston Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Montavious Miller (#0696992), who was reported missing from the facility Wednesday night. Miller was last seen at the facility at 7:30 p.m.

State Assistance Will Help Towns Recover Storm Cleanup Costs

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 Governor Roy Cooper today issued a state public assistance disaster declaration for the town of Tryon in Polk County and the Village of Cedar Rock in Caldwell County to help these local governments recover costs spent cleaning up from fall storms. Both communities were hit by tornadoes that form

State Highway Patrol Concludes Operation Drive to Live

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The State Highway Patrol concluded Operation Drive to Live on Friday, Apr. 20, after a week-long effort to reduce teen related collisions statewide.  Troopers conducted more than 153 traffic safety presentations and patrolled nearly 560 school zones, monitoring driving behaviors of teens as they traveled to and from school.

Governor’s Crime Commission Forms Special Committee to Improve School Safety

Thursday, April 19, 2018

At Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks’ request, the Governor’s Crime Commission has established a special committee consisting of representatives from law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, schools and others to identify resources and develop recommendations to strengthen school safety.

Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inmate John Dalton (#04383428) died Thursday at Central Prison after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 4 a.m. during the morning inmate count. Prison medical staff responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate.

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