Inmate charged with weapon in jail after keeping razor
SALISBURY — A Rowan County inmate who kept a jail-issued razor in his cell has been charged with possession of a weapon, authorities said.
Daniel Preston Johnson, 31, was charged Thursday with felony possession of a dangerous weapon on jail premises.
Officials said the razor was given to Johnson about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Inmates are given razors to shave and then must return them. When Johnson’s razor was unaccounted for, a detention center officer checked his cell.
Johnson told the officer that the razor was under his mattress. The blade was still attached.
Johnson was issued a $2,000 secured bond on the weapons charge.
He was already under a $2,000 secured bond for failure to appear in court.
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