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Correctional Officer Stable After Stabbing At NBCI

April 10th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A 17-year veteran correctional officer remained in stable condition on Monday, April 10, 2017 in Baltimore after being assaulted by an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md.

James Vinci, 50, suffered puncture wounds to the upper body and neck and was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The inmate, Travis Terry, 34, was apprehended and the weapon recovered. 

Terry, of Baltimore, was serving a life sentence plus 45 years for first-degree murder, armed robbery, use of a handgun, robbery, attempted murder and assaulting a correctional officer. Terry has been in prison since 2007. His conviction for assaulting another correctional officer occurred in 2009. 

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer spent this afternoon at Shock Trauma with the officer. Gov. Larry Hogan also called the family of the officer to express his support. 

Terry was housed in disciplinary segregation at the time of the incident. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services investigators are talking to witnesses and reviewing videotape of the assault.

North Branch is a maximum-security facility On U.S. 220 South at Cresaptown housing close to 1,500 male inmates.

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