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Suspected bank robber, carjacker
commits suicide in jail hospital [RALEIGH, NC]

November 28, 2000
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Suspected bank robber, carjacker
commits suicide in jail hospital [RALEIGH, NC]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Even though he was checked hourly, a 31-year-old robbery suspect committed suicide in the Central Prison hospital yesterday.

Curtis Lee Woodall, 31, hanged himself by a sheet tied to a grate in bathroom stall between 3:05 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., authorities said. He was found 25 minutes after the last correctional officer's check.

Woodall was shot by an off-duty police officer on Nov. 25 after he allegedly robbed a bank, exchanged gunfire with the officer and attempted to carjack a woman.

"He was not on a suicide watch, no," Warden Robey Lee told WRAL-TV. "There was no indication from the physician or anyone else that he needed to be placed under any suicide watch or anything of that nature."

Woodall did leave a note, but the contents are not being released.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the suicide.

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