In accordance with the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace, it occurred at 2 p.m. within the Harris County jail on 1200 Baker Avenue. The sergeant reported being assaulted by a 27-year-old inmate, in line with the sheriff’s workplace.
She went to the jail clinic and was later taken to a hospital for additional medical care and help providers.
“We had considered one of our worker representatives go right down to the hospital and he stated it is the worst beating he is ever seen in his 46-year profession,” stated David Cuevas, president of the Harris County Deputies’ Group. “It is shaken our company to the core.”
Cuevas is asking the general public to wish for the officer’s restoration.
ABC13 sources recognized the suspect as 27-year-old Jeremiah Williams, who was already within the Harris County jail on prices of sexual assault and tried sexual assault from two assaults on Sept. 8, 2020. The assaults occurred inside minutes of one another at a west Harris County park.
In a single assault, deputies stated Williams punched a 45-year-old jogger within the face and physique earlier than sexually assaulting her. Minutes later, Williams allegedly ran up behind a 27-year-old jogger and tackled her to the bottom. She was in a position to escape.
“The brutal assault of our Sheriff’s Workplace teammate warrants a radical and swift investigation,” stated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Uncovering all of the related info associated to this alleged assault is a prime precedence as we search solutions and justice. All our courageous staff should really feel protected, and we’ll do the whole lot to guard them. Our crew’s speedy focus is providing a variety of full help to our crew member.”
Sources advised ABC13 Williams was returning to his cell with out an escort when he attacked the sufferer in her workplace on the fifth flooring. Against the law scene unit and detectives’ vehicles had been parked exterior the jail for hours afterward.
The sergeant’s violent assault comes a month after 19-year Fred Harris, a teen with particular wants, was overwhelmed and stabbed contained in the jail. He later died at a hospital. Fellow inmate, Michael Ownby, a person twice Harris’ measurement, has been charged with homicide.
In September, the deputies’ group sued the county alleging unsafe jail situations and understaffing.
“There’s not sufficient folks in that jail. I hold saying that. I hold warning them. I hold telling them they usually do not hear,” stated David Batton, lawyer for the deputies’ group.
Along with the prison investigation, an inner evaluation will likely be carried out, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Crime scene unit was exterior the jail at present after a feminine @HCSOTexas sergeant was overwhelmed and sexually assaulted. Inmate, who’s awaiting trial for sexual assault, ambushed her inside an workplace, in line with sources. Deputies’ org. is asking for prayers for her restoration. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/Bpp8yGUhZx
— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) December 7, 2021
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