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Wake inmate injured in altercation dies

Posted June 17, 2013

— An inmate at the Wake County Detention Center who was hospitalized earlier this month after an altercation with a detention officer has died, officials said Monday.

Shon Demetrius McClain, 40, was being treated at WakeMed for a broken neck following the June 6 incident with Officer Markeith Council.

McClain had been in jail awaiting a June 27 court date on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and consuming a malt beverage on city property.

Council, a detention officer with the jail since 2009, was also injured in the confrontation and recovered at home.

Officials said earlier this month they were awaiting a report from the State Bureau of Investigation to determine if any charges should be filed in the case. It was unclear Monday whether that report has been completed.
 

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  • ncdime1235 Jun 19, 4:07 p.m.

    @ Podtalk...Hope you are never jailed for something minor and run up against a CO with a chip on his shoulder. Talk about what you know, not what you think.

  • ncdime1235 Jun 19, 4:05 p.m.

    This was not an accident. It was murder. I hope the family sues.

  • LastSon1981 Jun 18, 5:29 p.m.

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    I know that saying isn't right but we have been going about this all day. I hope that I gave you a little insight. This isn't the LAPD Rikers Island or even Central Prison.

  • LastSon1981 Jun 18, 5:19 p.m.

    disproportionate amount of “accidents” occurring lately
    Mike Hawk

    Don't judge a book by its cover the last time Wake Detention was in the news was when an OFFICER was ASSUALTED back in January. I maybe wrong about this people and their opinions keep me from keeping my ear to the ground.

  • Classified Jun 18, 4:37 p.m.

    1981 – Where do I say what I would have done? What I’m saying is that there appears to be a disproportionate amount of “accidents” occurring lately and when there is there should be an independent investigation performed without the good ole boy network sweeping things under the rug. We all know how that works. It’s time to put an end to the corruption going on in law enforcement and corrections and add some credibility back into the profession.

  • LastSon1981 Jun 18, 3:57 p.m.

    Mike Hawk

    Accidents happen, I'm sure when Officer Council took the inmate to the ground after being ASSUALTED he wasn't intending to kill or injure him just subdue him. Which is why I'm glad this is being investigated by a law enforcement agency and he isn't being crucified by people who have never worked a day in corrections or detention let alone Law Enforcement but just say what they would have done. Yet hind sight is 20/20 and its a lot easier to be a spectator than it is to drive the car.

  • Classified Jun 18, 3:34 p.m.

    “That's just a day in the life of something you will never know about but feel you have the right to speak on.” 1981

    Wow, that certainly sounds dramatic and yeah I haven’t “walked that mile” like you and AirBorne Daddy but we all have choices to make in life. You guys made yours, I made mine but as they say, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. There is no plausible excuse for the brutality that seems to becoming more prevalent in the world of prisoner detention and to allow it to continue borders on criminal. There needs to be an independent oversight to keep an unbiased eye on what really transpires in our jails. Guards are hired to supervise the prisoners not kill them.

  • LastSon1981 Jun 18, 2:41 p.m.

    For starters more than enough brains and common sense to not get in that situation, especially the career path, oh wait don’t tell me, it was a calling.

    Mike Hawk

    1981, just remember the thin line that separates you from them, you haven't been caught, yet.

    JKKC

    Yeah that all sounds good on paper but when you are face to face with a 6'4 250 career criminal who doesn't have anything to lose because they sent him meat and not peanut butter it doesn't matter how well you can reason. That's just a day in the life of something you will never know about but feel you have the right to speak on.

  • gobbledygook Jun 18, 2:23 p.m.

    "Officials said earlier this month they were awaiting a report from the State Bureau of Investigation to determine if any charges should be filed in the case. It was unclear Monday whether that report has been completed. "

    How you going to file charges when he is dead... I know you're not going to charge the correction officers for putting this criminal in place.... Should have man up and just do the time for that petty misdemeanor

  • marciamal1 Jun 18, 1:04 p.m.

    we all make mistakes in our lives - it's the detention officer that is going to have to live with this the rest of his life - could have avoided breaking someone's neck

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