Registrant inmate dies following ‘altercation’ at N.C. jail, officials say

CBS 17 Digital Desk —  A federal inmate on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry being held in the Orange County Detention Center died after an “altercation” on Wednesday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Maurice Antoine King, 34, of Durham, was taken to Duke University Medical Center following the altercation and later died there.

King was a federal inmate being held in the detention center “pursuant to an agreement between Orange County and the US Marshals,” officials said.

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