|NC inmate beaten, repeatedly stabbed with broken broom handle|
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) – An inmate at a Columbus County prison was beaten and stabbed with a broken broom handle by a fellow inmate Saturday night.
According to officials with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was first reported around 11:20 p.m. at Columbus Correctional Institution located at 1201 Prison Camp Road in Whiteville.
An inmate is said to have used a broom handle to hit the victim, 39-year-old Robert K. White, several times until the object broke. The inmate then stabbed White multiple times with the broken broomstick.
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