Two Former Officers Charged in Conncetion to Rebeson County Inmate’s Death

The charges come after 28-year-old inmate Stephen Hunt was found dead in a cell on March 10th of 2021.

Two former Robeson County detention center officers have been charged in relation to the death of an inmate. 61-year-old Larry Jones of Maxton and 46-year-old Robbie Page of Lumberton have both been charged with failure to discharge duties. The charges come after 28-year-old inmate Stephen Hunt was found dead in a cell on March 10th of 2021 at the Robeson County Detention Center. Authorities say Jones and Page violated North Carolina’s state-mandated procedures for monitoring inmates. Jones had been employed by the detention center since 1999 and page since 2015.