Piedmont Correction inmate to be charged with having cell phone

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Authorities say a prison inmate at the Piedmont Correction minimum security camp was caught with a cell phone at the facility.

Salisbury Police say charges will be brought against Alexander Harris, 25, for the felony offense.

A prison employee spotted Harris in the common area on Dec. 24 and saw him make a “sudden movement” to put something in his pocket, a report said.

The employee asked Harris what he had his pocket then Harris tossed the phone over a chain link fence, a report said.

A report said the phone, a small Samsung flip phone, was modified so that it didn’t need to be charged.

Harris was convicted in March of selling drugs. He was sentenced to less than two years. He’s also been convicted of driving while license revoked and resisting arrest, maintaining a dwelling for the sell of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.