Inmates die in Granville, Moore jails
Posted June 25, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Inmates died over the weekend in the Granville County and Moore County jails, authorities said Monday.
Christopher Cates, 21, was arrested at 1 a.m. Saturday on charges of public intoxication and resisting a public officer, Granville County authorities said. Detention officers found him dead in his cell shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The incident is under investigation.
Moore County detention officers found Steven Allen Harris, 58, of Wilson, unresponsive in his cell at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. He was taken to First Health Moore Regional Hospital, where he died about 3½ hours later.
Harris was in the jail on a charge of failure to appear in another case. His body was sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.