Piedmont Correctional inmate dies days after suicide attempt

Published 3:21 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SALISBURY — An inmate died Wednesday morning at a Winston-Salem hospital, several days after an apparent suicide attempt, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Adam Tipton was found unresponsive in his cell at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury about 10 p.m. April 13, a statement said. Prison medical staff, local paramedics and firefighters responded and worked to resuscitate Tipton. He was first taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and later to Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

Tipton had returned to prison April 12 after absconding from post-release supervision. He had been convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine and other charges in Madison County and served about six years before his release in August.