Officer Hospitalized After Assault At Jail

Officials with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office say an officer with the Pitt County Detention Center was hospitalized early Saturday morning after being assaulted at the Jail.

Officials say it happened around 5 to 6 a.m. The officer was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with a head injury, but has since been treated and released. They believe the officer was injured while bringing in a suspect arrested on stolen car charges.

Officials say that suspect is Roylin Beale who they say is also the suspect in a hostage situation over Christmas weekend.

Beale is now facing more charges including assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a government official. He's now being held on a total of a $100, 000 bond.

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