Former Alamance Co. detention officer charged with assault on inmate

Reginald Lee Mebane

Reginald Lee Mebane

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A detention officer with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office was fired and later arrested for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old inmate.

Reginald Lee Mebane, 43, of Mebane, was accused of using improper force on an inmate and an investigation was opened.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was asked to take the lead on the case. The investigation was a collaborative effort between the SBI, the Office of the District Attorney and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

Subject to the internal investigation Mebane was terminated by the sheriff. Following an investigation, Mebane was charged with simple assault and placed under a $1,000 unsecured bond.

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