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Inmate attacks officer at Wayne jail

Posted September 10, 2008

— An inmate at the Wayne County Detention Center faces an additional assault charge after ambushing an officer at that facility.

Christin Ray Godette, 17, is awaiting trial on four counts of first-degree burglary and three counts of assault inflicting serious injury, sexual assault and larceny.

He jumped Detention Officer John Russell Beamon in the day room during a routine headcount.

Beamon received medical treatment for injuries inflicted by Godette. Godette got a charge of assault inflicting serious injury on a detention facility employee and saw his bond raised to $25,000.


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  • GWALLY Sep 11, 2008

    AFTER he was OUT of the hospital THEN we could talk bond!!!!

  • Polar-Bear Sep 11, 2008

    I sure hope that that inmate got a ride to the hospital following the assault on the officer. It's just amazing how much injury can occur when you assault a detention officer. If I was there, the coroner probably would have had extra work that day.

  • Tiffany2007 Sep 11, 2008

    Why would bond be an issue? THAT DELINQUENT DO NOT BELONG IN SOCIETY!!!! Then to assault an officer while in custody???????

  • Just Once Sep 11, 2008

    One of the guys that shot Eve Carson was 17 Teacher-Mom. Can we put him up at your place until the trial comes around?

  • PJM Sep 11, 2008

    I say send these hard criminals to war since they want to be so ..... and let them fight over there. They will come back "CHANGED" that is if they come back.

  • b4jesus2 Sep 11, 2008

    Angel I agree 100% with you I tell my husband this all the time take the crimals that you know are not going to change cause you can pick them out real fast!!! put them on a Island maybe give some food and water and make sure the Island is far away and let them fight amongst themselves.....would save a lot of tax money

  • Dayum Sessy Sep 11, 2008

    Whelp, hopefully he wont be out anytime soon repeating his bad habbits.

    Thats IF the justice system dont let us down (again)

  • Angel67 Sep 11, 2008

    like i've said b-4 put all these people on an island together and leave them... done deal, no more problems

  • lilwil Sep 11, 2008

    His bond should have been higher. I had to call Animal control on his brother for allowing two dogs to attack a helpless kitten. Every time the kitten would try to climb a tree, he would take a stick and knock him down and stand by and watch while the dogs attack it.

    I didn't care if his mom or whoever got upset. I called. Fortunately the kitten wasn't harm too badly and the officer was able to take him.

    But what struck me when I asked the officer about filing charges against this young man, he basically told me that alot of cases like that are not even worth the time. I guess because he was a juvenile.

  • hdonthefarm Sep 11, 2008

    Teachermom, I'm not an expert in the law but sounds like to me this "child" was breaking into people's houses, then physically or sexually assaulting those who live there. Where would you suggest they put this criminal if he had done this to your kids or students? And why only a $25,000 bond after all these charges? sheesh...