4 Correctional Officers Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Angier Man Named In Indictment

A federal grand jury sitting in Raleigh has indicted four correctional officers employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for making false statements surround three unrelated inmate deaths that occurred at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC in 2019.

US Attorney Robert Jr. Higdon Jr. announced the indictments against  Tyler Robison, 41, Adam Cockerham, 31, Lonnie Faircloth, 54, all of Creedmoor, and Eric Stephenson, 37, of Angier. All were indicted on one count of making a false statement.

The indictments allege Robison, Cockerham and Stephenson in unrelated incidents involving the death of an inmate, made false entries on government forms documenting that they had completed rounds in an inmate housing unit when they had not.   Lonnie Faircloth is alleged to have made a false statement to an Office of Inspector General Special Agent during the course of the investigation.

If convicted, they each face up to five years imprisonment and five years of supervised release.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the investigation in this matter.