COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– Columbus Correctional Institution on lock-down after an inmate is killed.
According to The State Department of Public Safety, inmate Scott Whitmeyer was stabbed Saturday night multiple times with a homemade weapon.
Correctional staff tried to resuscitate Whitmeyer.
He was then taken to a local medical facility where he later died around 10:45 p.m.
DPS is conducting an internal investigation and says they will seek criminal charges against any offender involved in the death.