Corrections officer killed in Bertie County prison, convicted murderer accused

29-year-old sergeant was allegedly attacked by inmate

WINDSOR — A 29-year-old corrections officer died at Bertie Correctional Institution on Wednesday after an alleged attack by an inmate serving a life sentence for a 2000 murder, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a press release.Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan, who had been with DPS since 2012, was attacked by an inmate at about 5:30 p.m., the release said, and died from her injuries at approximately 6:20 p.m. after attempted live-saving tactics by prison medical staff and first responders failed. Craig Clifford Wissink, 35, is being investigated in the attack. Wissink is serving life in prison for the 2000 murder of Jonathan Pruey, who Wissink shot and killed with a shotgun during a robbery at Pruey’s mobile home in Cumberland County on the evening of June 27, 2000. He has been incarcerated since 2004.”I am deeply saddened and send my heartfelt sympathies to Sgt. Callahan’s family,” said Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks. “We will do all we can to support her family as well as the correctional family. The department will cooperate fully with the law enforcement investigation as well as conduct its own internal investigation.”Callahan, of Edenton, was promoted to sergeant in February 2016. Public Safety has requested a full investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.