Investigators have determined a jail officer was asleep when a man hanged himself in the Lancaster County jail earlier this year.The Herald of Rock Hill reported that investigators determined that the officer falsified jail records to show she had performed routine checks on inmates.The officer and her supervisor were fired as part of the investigation of the death of 44-year-old Randy William Stevens on May 20. Stevens had been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge May 19.The investigation determined the officer on duty slept for two hours with headphones on her ears.Her supervisor was fired because she ignored the employee's sleeping on the job, left work for an hour without permission and failed to make sure officers were checking on inmates.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
The Waxhaw Police Department first reported about a bear sighting just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cureton area.
The Charlotte Fire Department said the fire started in a barn in the 1300 block of Sardis Road North around 6:49 p.m.
The fire occurred around 2:45 a.m. at a home on Milford Circle, firefighters said.
The mother of the prison sergeant killed at a North Carolina prison last month has a request for those who run the state’s prisons:
A funeral is planned for an Uber driver nearly a week after the man was reported missing, family members told WBTV Saturday.