Prison on lockdown after inmate death

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An inmate here in our state is dead after being assaulted with a homemade weapon inside a prison.

It happened last night around 9:45 at the Columbus Correctional Institution.

49-year-old Scott Whitmeyer was stabbed multiple times and was transported to a local medical facility where he was pronounced dead.

The facility is currently on lockdown and an investigation is ongoing.