Stanly offender dies by suicide in Piedmont Correctional Institution

Darrell Black died Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide.

He was found unresponsive in a housing area at 4:52 p.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate Black. He was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m. at the facility by EMS.

DPS officials and local law enforcement are conducting the investigation.

Black, 54, was convicted for larceny in Stanly County in October and was serving a one-year sentence.