Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:17

Woman charged after taking phone into jail visitation room

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A woman visiting an inmate in the county detention center was arrested Tuesday for taking a cell phone into the visitation room.

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Further investigation revealed Cierra Joyner, 20, of Roanoke Rapids, also had an outstanding order for arrest after failing to appear in Nash County court to answer to a speeding charge, Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said.
Hall said in a statement on the matter Captain Lisa Garris and Officer William Robertson reported to Sergeant Josh Langley a woman took a cell phone into the visitation room.
Robertson reportedly saw Joyner in the visitation room using the device despite posted signs prohibiting their use.
Langley seized the phone, placed Joyner under arrest and charged her with felony attempting to provide a mobile device to an inmate.
She received a $1,500 bond and March 15 court date.

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