PCI inmate injured in attack


By Chris Day
Multimedia Editor

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

An inmate serving a sentence for second-degree murder was injured during a recent assault at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.

No prison employees were harmed during the incident, a prison official said.

John Bull, a communications officer for the N.C. Department of Public Safety, identified the injured inmate as Terry W. Combs. Bull said Combs was injured after being assaulted with a homemade weapon by another inmate at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 

Bull said Combs was transported off prison grounds to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

“No staff members were injured,” Bull said. “The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department was notified and opened an investigation.”

The Sheriff’s Office incident report states it was notified of the incident shortly after 1 p.m. on May 10. The report cites Combs as the victim and lists his age as 57. A sharp object or “shank” was seized as evidence. 

According to an online inmate search at the DPS website, Combs is currently confined at PCI for his conviction for second-degree murder. His projected release date is July 2031.