A Pocahontas Correctional Center inmate dies after fatal attack

Charles Mitchell, 62, was fatally attacked at Pocahontas Correctional Center
Charles Mitchell, 62, was fatally attacked at Pocahontas Correctional Center(WVVA News)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 4:28 PM EST
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POCAHONTAS, Va. (WVVA) - Charles Mitchell was serving time at Pocahontas State Correctional Center. The Virginia Department of Corrections told WVVA, he was attacked on January 16th. He died eight days later.

Mitchell was a convicted sex offender. A corrections official said he was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center initially. Mitchell was then transferred to a hospital in Roanoke where he died.

The Virginia Department of Correction’s Special Investigative Unit is investigating potential suspects.

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