Pender Correctional inmate dies in apparent suicide

 PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An inmate at Pender Correctional Institution died this morning in an apparent suicide.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Dennis Dickerson, 31, was found unresponsive in his cell just after 6:00 a.m.

Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate him but they were not successful.

Dickerson was serving a 6 year, 10 month sentence after convictions as a habitual felon and for possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022.

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