Bertie Correctional sergeant dies after alleged assault by convicted Cumberland County killer
Posted April 26
Updated April 27
Windsor, N.C. — A sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution died Wednesday evening following an assault by an inmate.
Authorities said that the assault occurred at about 5:30 p.m. and Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan, 29, died at about 6:20 p.m. despite life-saving measures conducted by medical staff and local first responders.
Inmate Craig Wissink is being investigated in connection with Callahan’s death.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.
Callahan joined the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in January 2012 and was promoted to sergeant in February 2016.
Wissink has been in prison since April 2004 and is serving a life sentence for a first-degree murder conviction in Cumberland County.