Inmate allegedly throws milk, urine on detention officers

BEAUFORT COUNTY - A Beaufort County Detention Center inmate has been charged for allegedly assaulting detention officers on three separate occasions.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Steven Louis Jackson, of Windley Road in Washington, was being held in the segregation cell block of the detention center. But on Oct. 18, Jackson was able to damage a section of the metal protective screen by pulling it away from the bars in his cell, deputies said.

When a detention officer was performing a security check at about 3 p.m. that day, Jackson allegedly threw a small item through the hole he created in the screen, striking the officer on the hand, according to investigators.

At about 5 p.m., while officers were replacing Jackson's bedding that was ripped apart in his cell, the inmate allegedly threw milk through the holes of his cell door screen. The milk hit two officers, said deputies.

The final assault happened at about 9:35 p.m. that day, when Jackson threw urine through the holes, striking a detention officer in the face and torso, investigators said.

Jackson and the officer struck with urine will undergo medical testing to determine if any communicable diseases were transmitted, according to deputies.

Jackson has been charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner, three counts of assault on a government official, injury to real property, and injury to personal property. He was transferred to the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

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