LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) – An officer was transported to a local hospital after being assaulted Monday night at Scotland Correctional Institution, according to news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Officials say inmate Clayton Long assaulted the officer at about 5 p.m. The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries and evaluation and has since been released.
“DPS will cooperate with local law enforcement related to any criminal charges that may be filed,” the release states.
The incident remains under internal investigation.