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Inmate charged with attacking Wake deputy

Posted January 9, 2010 2:43 p.m. EST

— An inmate facing drug charges attacked a Wake County sheriff's deputy who ordered him to come out of his cell Friday, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant says that Carlos Dontherell King, of 2605 Springhill Ave. in Raleigh, scuffled with the deputy and struck him in the arm and neck. He also damaged the lock-up key, the warrant says.

King was charged with assaulting a government official or employee and injury to real property. He was originally in jail awaiting trial on charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was being held at the Wake County Jail Saturday under combined bonds of $86,000.

King has a lengthy criminal record dating to 1991, including convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, common-law robbery and malicious conduct by a prisoner, according to state Department of Correction records. He was placed on probation Nov. 30, 2009, after being convicted of assault on a female.