Wake County inmate accused of assaulting detention officer
Posted January 20, 2021 1:35 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.