Inmate death at PCI under investigation


From staff reports

Monday, September 17, 2018

An inmate at Pasquotank Correctional Institution died at the state high-security facility late last week, authorities said.

Joshua Carter, 30, was pronounced dead at 8:25 a.m. on Friday, N.C. Public Safety spokesman Jerry Higgins said in an email on Monday. Higgins said Carter's death is being investigated internally and by local law enforcement.

According to N.C. Public Safety records, Carter was admitted to the state prison system in November 2014 at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury.

The records state Carter was to serve an eight-year, nine-month sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs in Lincoln County, located northwest of Charlotte.

The records also show he was sentenced concurrently for committing felony breaking and entering in Lincoln.

The records also show he has a prior history of convictions in Lincoln, including for speeding to elude arrest or attempting to do so, breaking and entering vehicles and larceny of a motor vehicle.