Maury Correctional Offender dies in assault, officials say


(WNCT) Officials said that an offender at Maury Correctional Institution died Friday morning from injuries sustained in a fight with another offender.

23-year-old Andre A. Young-Johnson was struck with a homemade weapon in a housing unit around 8:30 a.m., officials said.

Staff responded and provided medical attention.

Local law enforcement was notified.

EMS arrived and pronounced him dead at 9:01 a.m.

Young-Johnson, was a close-custody offender housed in the regular population.

He was serving a 25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder.

YOung-Johnson was admitted to prison on March 31, 2018, after he was convicted in Mecklenburg County.

The other offender who was involved in the incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Public Safety is cooperating fully in the investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

The death is also under internal investigation.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories