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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  • by Pirate/hawk Location: G-vegas on Feb 21, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    My prayer for a speedy recovery go out to this Officer. I pray for strength for the Officer and His/Her family. I myself work at a medium security prison and people just don't realize just how stressful this job can be. If you work in Corrections or Law Enforcement of any kind I applaude you... THANK YOU
  • by israel gorenstein on Feb 20, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    oh i so confused now.maury not in pitt county? i have relatives working theer and concierned about them all
  • by .45 cal on Feb 20, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    isreal, maury prison is in greene county. the jail is the only facility in pitt. this guy is a known gang member and needs a short drop and sudden stop.
  • by red Location: southern pitt county on Feb 20, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    uh no israel....maury is in GREENE COUNTY and the pitt county detention center is in PITT COUNTY!!! check out your facts before you post something else stupid on here!!
  • by israel gorenstein on Feb 20, 2011 at 07:50 AM
    yeh but pit county might could in maury?
  • by Mike Location: Jax on Feb 20, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    "DEADLY FORCE" should have been authorized!
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Feb 20, 2011 at 03:41 AM
    When something like this happens, the guards should give a little "payback", if you know what I mean. It wouldn't happen again if the "residents" knew what was good for them.
  • by WHO on Feb 20, 2011 at 03:04 AM
    TO WITN MODERATOR: Who was the officer that was injured?
  • by J Location: Eastern Carolina on Feb 19, 2011 at 11:37 PM
    My prayers go out to the officer and the family. My husband works at a coounty jail, and to those that do not know, the jails are just as dangerous as the prisons. This is a tough job to do...we should all be grateful to the men and women that are willing to do this job.
  • by DS1 on Feb 19, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    It says PITT COUNTY! Learn how to read.
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