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Wake County inmate accused of assaulting detention officer

Posted January 20, 2021 1:35 p.m. EST

Johnathan Courtney is accused of assaulting a detention officer at the John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center.

— A inmate is facing additional charges after authorities said he choked an officer.

Jonathon Courtney is charged with assault on a government official and assault by strangulation.

The incident happened at the John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m.

Investigators said Courtney summoned a detention officer to a pod door and attempted to choke him.

The officer was able to break free.

Courtney and the officer had minor injuries from the incident.

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