Inmate killed at Columbus Correctional Institution

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Scott Whimeyer (Photo: N.C. Department of Public Safety)

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.

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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.