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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Assualt Advisory
October 12, 2016
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FDC Assault Advisories | October 1–10, 2016

This is a report of assault advisories that occurred during the specified timeframe. An assault advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

CHIPLEY, Fla. – On October 7, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Northwest Florida Reception Center.

Inmate Antonyo Cullen (X08189) attacked the correctional officer at approximately 1:20 p.m. CST. Inmate Cullen stabbed the officer with a shard of PVC pipe. Staff redirected responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the injured officer and noted a stab wound to a palm.

Inmate Cullen will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


CLERMONT, Fla. – On October 8, an inmate assaulted correctional officers at Lake Correctional Institution.

Inmate Carl Telusma (Y56467) attacked the officers at approximately 1:35 p.m. EST. Inmate Telusma, while being escorted from a shower, kicked an officer in the leg. Staff took appropriate action and the inmate became compliant. Later, the inmate head-butted a different officer in the chest. Staff once again responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant.

Inmate Telusma will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


SNEADS, Fla. – On October 9, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution, East Unit.

Inmate Christopher McWilliams (P33341) attacked the officer at approximately 12:39 p.m. CST. Inmate McWilliams became aggressive and repeatedly charged staff. Despite efforts to de-escalate the situation, inmate McWiliams bit an officer. Staff responded appropriately and there was no further incident.

Medical staff examined the officers involved. They noted a bite mark on one arm.

Inmate McWilliams will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


MIAMI, Fla. – On October 9, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Everglades Correctional Institution.

Inmate Anthony Watson (P16909) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 1:10 p.m. EST. Inmate Watson was ordered to submit to a search and refused. He then struck the ordering officer. The officer and additional staff responded appropriately and the inmate became compliant. A homemade weapon was discovered on his person.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted no injuries.

Inmate Watson will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


MIAMI, Fla. – On October 9, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Everglades Correctional Institution.

Inmate Jeffrey Pearson (B03429) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 1:40 p.m. EST. Inmate Pearson, following a refusal to submit to hand restraints, leapt from a bench and struck an officer. He then proceed to fight staff for several minutes. Additional officers responded appropriately, and the inmate became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officers involved and noted a laceration to the head and scratches on a forearm. 

Inmate Pearson will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


SNEADS, Fla. – On October 9, a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution, East Unit.

Inmate David Sanchez (M12447) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 3:31 p.m. CST. Inmate Sanchez, when instructed to submit to a search, struck the ordering officer in the face and attempted to flee. Staff responded appropriately, and he became compliant.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted swelling in the mouth, bruising to the lips and bleeding from inside the mouth.

Inmate Sanchez will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

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