Rivers officers arrested

Published 11:03 am Friday, October 12, 2012

WINTON – Two officers here at Rivers Correctional Institution have been arrested on bribery offenses.

Rhonda Boyd, 27, of Gates County and Raye Lynn Holley, 49, of Murfreesboro were indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 3 in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Boyd was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and acceptance of a bribe while Holley was charged with accepting a bribe.

The indictment alleges the offense took place from early 2011 up to and including the present time and that the defendants were smuggling contraband, including cell phones and cigarettes, into the facility.

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the case with the assistance of the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office.

Rivers Correctional is a private prison which operates under federal contracts.