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Wake County inmate in critical condition after fight with officer

Posted April 4, 2011 1:04 p.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2011 6:41 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County inmate was in critical condition on Monday after authorities said he assaulted a detention officer shortly after his arrest. 

Raleigh police arrested Joshua Martin Wrenn, 29, Sunday at a Raleigh nightclub on a charge that he assaulted a female, according to Phyllis Stevens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

While being booked, Wrenn assaulted a detention officer at the Wake County jail, Stevens said. Wrenn was injured during the fight and was taken to WakeMed Hospital.

The Wake County Sheriff's office completed its preliminary investigation and has asked the State Bureau of Investigations to look into the incident, Stevens said. 

Wrenn has been arrested in the past for domestic assault charges and forgery, according to state Department of Correction records.