A Lincoln County Jail Corrections Officer has been assaulted by an inmate that was being escorted from the booking room to a jail cell. Corrections Corporal Deb Evertt was working in the booking area of the Lincoln County Jail when Inmate Anthony Wright became uncooperative and refused to answer required questions during the intake process. Wright refused several directives to return to his cell, and was then escorted to his cell by staff.
As Wright approached his cell door, he extended his arm and lunged his body forward striking the door with his open hand. Wrights action caused Corporal Everett’s forearm to become trapped between the cell door and the concrete wall.
Corporal Evertt was treated and released from the hospital.
Wright remains in custody and was charged with Assault on a Public Safety Officer, in addition to the original charges of DUII; Hit/Run, two counts; Attempt to Elude a Police Officer; Assault III and Reckless Drive. Current bail is set at $175,000.