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Date: May 27, 2008

Phone: 919 -716-3700

Piedmont Correctional Institution inmate found dead in apparent suicide


SALISBURY - Inmate Shannon L. Weathers, 39, was found dead Friday evening, the victim of an apparent suicide.  Officers at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury found the inmate about 6:45 p.m. hanging by a sheet tied to a sprinkler head in his cell.


Weathers was serving a 9-to-11 month sentence for speeding to elude arrest, resisting an officer and receiving a stolen vehicle.  He was convicted in Gaston County.


The Salisbury Police Department is investigating.  An autopsy is being conducted by the medical examiner’s office in Charlotte.


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