Funerals for employees killed in attempted prison break to be held this weekend

Tomorrow we will learn which inmates tried to escape from Pasquotank Correctional institution.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC. (WVEC) -- Funerals for the two prison employees killed in an attempted escape will be held this weekend in North Carolina. 

There will be two services for Veronica Darden who was known as "Ronnie." Both are open to the public.

The first service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Complex Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium at Elizabeth City State University.

The second service will be held at 2 p.m. at Bay Branch A.M.E. Zion Church in Belvidere, NC. 

Justin Smith's funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22 at the Elizabeth City State University Fine Arts Complex. According to Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations, his casket will be transported by a horse-drawn caisson prior to the service. 

Officials are expected to release the names and charges of the four inmates who allegedly planned the attack on Friday. 

 

 

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