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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
October 07, 2016
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FDC September Assault Advisories

This is a summary of assault advisories that occurred during the month of September 2016. An assault advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

MIAMI, Fla. – On September 1, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Everglades Correctional Institution.

Inmate Donnell McKenzie (D90901) attacked the correctional officer at approximately 5:20 p.m. EST. Inmate McKenzie confronted and struck the officer with his fist. The officer redirected responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the injured officer and noted a scratched elbow.

Inmate McKenzie will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

BRISTOL, Fla. – On September 1, an inmate assaulted correctional officers at Liberty Correctional Institution.

Inmate Javon Loud (L90639) attacked the correctional officers at approximately 6:20 p.m. EST. Inmate Loud became disorderly and pushed the officers. Staff took appropriate action and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the employees and noted minor injuries.

Inmate Loud will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

RAIFORD, Fla. – On September 3, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Florida State Prison.

Inmate Garold Morrison (M52742) attacked the officer at approximately 9:26 p.m. EST. Inmate Morrison was being transported through his dorm when he head-butted the officer. Staff responded appropriately and there was no further incident.

Medical staff examined the officers involved. They noted redness on the forehead of one officer.

Inmate Morrison will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

CENTURY, Fla. – On September 4, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Century Correctional Institution.

Inmate Joshua Zeigler (S05621) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 4:55 p.m. EST. Inmate Zeigler approached the officer and struck him in the face. The officer and additional staff responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted swelling to the face and hand.

Inmate Zeigler will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

MILTON, Fla. – On September 4, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution.

Inmate Gieuvious Cadejuste (K60131) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 9:46 p.m. CST. During a welfare check, Inmate Cadejuste charged and struck the officers. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officers involved in the incident and noted scratches to an eye and forearm of one officer.

Inmate Cadejuste will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – On September 6, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Charlotte Correctional Institution.

Inmate Darrell Jenkins (P30912) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 11:10 a.m. EST. Inmate Jenkins resisted commands and struck the officer multiple times. Staff responded appropriately, and he became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted abrasions to the forehead and cheek.

Inmate Jenkins will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

JASPER, Fla. – On September 6, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Hamilton Annex Correctional Institution.

Inmate Kelly Dinkins (137093) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 1:59 p.m. EST. During medical escort, Inmate Dinkins elbowed his accompanying officer. The officer took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer involved in the incident and noted swelling of the face.

Inmate Dinkins will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

BRISTOL, Fla. – On September 7, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Liberty Correctional Institution.

Inmate Nathan Diaz (D25981) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 12:53 a.m. EST. The officer was counseling Inmate Diaz when he charged and attacked the officer with a homemade weapon. Staff took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a puncture wound to the head.

Inmate Diaz will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

OCALA, Fla. – On September 9, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at the Florida Women’s Reception Center.

Inmate Islande Camille attacked a correctional officer at approximately 9:40 a.m. EST. Inmate Camille was refusing orders when he bit the officer’s arm. Staff responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a bite mark on the arm.

Inmate Camille will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – On September 9, a correctional officer was attacked by an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution.

Inmate Clinton Drake (Y53797) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 10:45 a.m. EST. Inmate Drake became combative during escort and struck the officer in the face. Staff used appropriate action and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer. They noted swollen lips and a cut on the arm.

Inmate Drake will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

MAYO, Fla. – On September 10, a correctional officer was attacked by an inmate at Mayo Work Camp.

Inmate Danny Ayers (131785) attacked the officer at approximately 6:45 a.m. EST. The officer was attempting a pat search when the inmate became agitated and struck the officer. Staff did not use force.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted redness on one arm.

Inmate Ayers will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On September 10, two correctional officers were assaulted by an inmate at Tomoka Correctional Institution.

Inmate Jeffrey Wilmington (L49154) attacked the correctional officers at approximately 11:20 a.m. EST. During an interview with staff, the inmate refused to comply with orders. Officers took appropriate action, and he became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officers. They noted an eye contusion and a cut nose.

Inmate Wilmington will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – On September 10, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Okeechobee Correctional Institution.

Inmate Arizona Willis (752618) attacked the correctional officer at approximately 11:05 a.m. EST. Inmate Willis struck the officer while being transported. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted an abrasion to the lip.

Inmate Willis will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

MAYO, Fla. – On September 10, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at the Mayo Correctional Institution Annex.

Inmate Raymond Gray (V23826) attacked the correctional officer at approximately 8:40 p.m. EST. Inmate Gray became aggressive and head butted the officer. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer. They noted blood contamination with no additional injuries.

Inmate Gray will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

CHIPLEY, Fla. – On September 12, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Northwest Florida Reception Center.

Inmate Ambrose Santos (308451) attacked the officer at approximately 1:40 p.m. CST. Inmate Santos was refusing orders when he abruptly turned and began striking the officer. Additional staff took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a loosened tooth and numerous minor abrasions.

Inmate Santos will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

LAKE CITY, Fla. – On September 12, an inmate assaulted two correctional officer at Columbia Correctional institution.

Inmate Lerby Labath (L41149) attacked the officers at approximately 4:00 p.m. EST. Inmate Labath was in transport to the medical unit with he struck an officer. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officers involved. They noted body soreness and minor cuts.

Inmate Labath will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

BRISTOL, Fla. – On September 15, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Liberty Correctional Institution.

Inmate Jose Arriaga (X77438) attacked the officer at approximately 7:48 p.m. EST. Inmate Arriaga threw an object that struck the officer in the knee. Staff did not use force during the incident.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a minor injury to the knee.

Inmate Arriaga will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – On September 16, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Charlotte Correctional Institution.

Inmate Douglas Washington (G18251) attacked the officer at approximately 10:20 a.m. EST. Inmate Douglas became aggressive when the officer approached to place restraints on him and kicked the officer in the hand. Upon the arrival of additional staff, the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted an abrasion to a hand.

Inmate Washington will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

CLERMONT, Fla. – On September 17, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Lake Correctional Institution.

Inmate Carl Telusma (Y56467) attacked the officer at approximately 1:37 a.m. EST. Inmate Telusma became aggressive during counseling and struck the counseling officer. Additional staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted multiple lacerations on the face.

Inmate Telusma will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

SNEADS, Fla. – On September 17, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution East.

Inmate Ineson Augustine (W15226) attacked the officer at approximately 6:40 p.m. CST. Inmate Augustine became non-compliant while being placed in restraints and struck the officer. Staff took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted multiple minor abrasions.

Inmate Augustine will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

BUSHNELL, Fla. – On September 19, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Sumter Correctional Institution.

Inmate Herschel Battle (C90009) attacked the officer at approximately 10:00 p.m. EST. Inmate Battle struck the officer during counseling for his behavior. Additional staff took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted signs of swelling and discoloration.

Inmate Battle will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – On September 22, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Charlotte Correctional Institution.

Inmate Rufus Cash (996535) attacked the officer at approximately 2:55 p.m. EST. Inmate Cash refused orders to stop participating in inappropriate behavior and struck the officer in the face. Additional staff took appropriate action, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a bloody lip and bloody nose.

Inmate Cash will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

RAIFORD, Fla. – On September 24, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Union Correctional Institution.

Inmate Keith Wittemen (959652) attacked the officer at approximately 9:02 a.m. EST. Inmate Wittemen grabbed the officer’s wrist through his cell flap and dropped his weight onto the wrist. The officer freed the wrist, closed the cell flap and all force ceased.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a swollen wrist.

Inmate Wittemen will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – On September 25, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution.

Inmate Anthony Utu (467454) attacked the officer at approximately 9:10 a.m. EST. Inmate Utu bit the officer during an altercation with another inmate. Additional staff responded and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted bruising on the on the knee and a bite mark on the arm.

Inmate Utu will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

CHIPLEY, Fla. – On September 26, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Northwest Florida Reception Center.

Inmate Favian Gooden (L85783) attacked the officer at approximately 8:40 p.m. EST. Inmate Gooden was being transported when he became aggressive. Additional staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a wound on the arm.

Inmate Gooden will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

CARRABELLE, Fla. – On September 27, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Franklin Correction Institution.

Inmate Craig Leggon (R64449) attacked the officer at approximately 9:15 a.m. EST. Inmate Leggon’s grabbed the officer’s arms and pulled them through his cell flap. The officer pulled away from the inmate’s hold.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted bruising on the arms.

Inmate Leggon will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – On September 27, an inmate assaulted an officer at the Central Florida Reception Center main location.

Inmate Ulysses Carter (082088) attacked the officer at approximately 6:40 p.m. EST. Inmate Carter displayed disorderly conduct and then struck the officer in the face. Additional staff responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted a swollen lip.

Inmate Carter will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

COCOA, Fla. – On September 28, an offender on supervision attacked a correctional officer at the Cocoa Intake Center.

Offender James Kendig (E47708) attacked the correctional officer at approximately 11:15 a.m. EST. Offender Kendig kicked the officer while attempting to flee. Additional staff responded appropriately, and the offender was arrested by Cocoa Police Department for charges of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Inmate Kendig will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – On Septmber 30, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at the Central Florida Reception Center main location.

Inmate Glenn Spivey (410286) attacked an officer at approximately 1:45 p.m. EST. Inmate Spivey was being counseled when he struck the officer with his cane. Staff members responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Inmate Spivey will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

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