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Authorities investigating after they say inmate found dead at Alamance County Detention Center


GRAHAM, North Carolina — Authorities are investigating after they say an inmate was found dead at the Alamance County Detention Center.

In a statement, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office told media outlets that 26-year-old Kenneth Wayne Petty of Burlington was found unresponsive on his mattress in his cell early Sunday.

The sheriff's office says Petty was discovered while detention officers were on their rounds around 3:45 a.m.

The cause of death hasn't been released.

Authorities say Petty had been at the detention center since Thursday and was being held on bond for a charge of failure to appear in court.

The investigation is ongoing.

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