Investigation underway after inmate found hanged in Carteret Co. jail cell

Justin Allen Everett, 28, of Newport hanged himself in his jail cell according to officials

BEAUFORT, Carteret County - An investigation is currently underway after an inmate was found hanging in his jail cell at the Carteret County Detention Center Friday evening.

In a press release from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, officials found Justin Allen Everett, 28, of Wildwood Rd. in Newport around 8 p.m. Everett was alone in his cell when he took his own life.

Beaufort Fire & EMS were called in immediately after officials found Everett. They took over lifesaving efforts but he was later pronounced dead.

The NC State Bureau of Investigation was called in to conduct an independent investigation, which is standard procedure. District Attorney Scott Thomas was also notified of the incident along with Everett's next of kin.