Prison officials are investigating what is being called a “disruption” Saturday at the Columbus Corrections facility in Brunswick.
On Saturday at approximately 5:15 p.m., a group of inmates refused to return to their dorms after dinner, according to Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Higgins.
“While we cannot go into details as the incident is under investigation, it took about 30 minutes for staff to separate those who started the disruption and the rest of the inmates to return to their dorm,” Higgins said. “No outside assistance was needed, nor were any staff and inmates involved in any physical confrontation.”
Extra staff from Tabor Correctional Institution assisted with feeding the rest of the inmates. All meals were served, and dinner was completed at approximately 7:30 p.m., Higgins said.
Three inmates at the Brunswick camp were charged with possession of weapons Saturday night, according to jail reports. Higgins could not confirm that the arrests were part of the incident at the prison. All three were booked shortly before midnight Saturday.
Records show Gabriel Keshean Robinson, 25; Cody Cheyenne Curl, 26; and Christopher Shane Brown, 29, were all charged with possession of a weapon by a prisoner. Bond was set at $5,000 unsecured each, and they were returned to custody.
DoC records show Robinson is serving
37 months on drug charges, having been convicted in Albemarle County. His record shows he has 12 infractions.
Curl is serving eight years
on robbery with a dangerous weapon, trafficking, possession of cocaine and burglary charges from Cabarrus County. He has 31 infractions.
Brown was brought to the
Christopher Brown Brunswick facility due to an administrative order, according to his prison records. He is serving six years, 11 months for burglary and other charges from Craven County. He has three infractions.