LAURINBURG — An inmate at Scotland Correction Institution died of an apparent suicide, according to the N.C. Department of Correction.
The agency issued a press release on Tuesday stating that 36-year-old Edward D. Gregory was found unresponsive in his cell around 4:40 a.m. Monday, April 3.
“The prison’s first responders performed lifesaving measures, and EMS was called,” the release states. “He was pronounced deceased at 5:09 a.m.”
The press release goes on to state that the death is being investigated by law enforcement and the Department of Adult Correction is cooperating.
Gregory was most recently convicted in January of 2022 on charges of being a habitual felon, larceny from the person and assault with a deadly weapon on government employees or officers.
State records show his expected release date was Oct. 1, 2029.
Gregory’s criminal history shows convictions in both Haywood and Jackson counties dating back to 2003 including on both misdemeanor and felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny.
CORRECTION: This story erroneously attributed the information to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Updated 12:13 p.m. 4-5-23