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State and Federal Disaster Funds Top $210 Million

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, more than $210 million in state and federal funds has been provided directly to North Carolinians to aid in their recovery.

Juvenile Apprehended, Returned to Secure Custody

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

State and local law enforcement officials apprehended a juvenile early Tuesday who failed to return to secure custody at the Edgecombe Youth Development Center following a home visit in Pitt County on Sept. 23.

Piedmont Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Offender David Atkins (#1465138) died Oct. 1 at Piedmont Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 7:48 p.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the offender.

Information on Inmate Assault of Staff Member at Scotland Correctional Institution

Saturday, September 29, 2018

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.

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