A Sheriff’s Deputy delivering medicines to an inmate in the Lincoln County Jail was cold cocked by inmate Randall Hartwell, 36 of Portland, already being held for Criminal Mischief and a Parole Violation.
A Sheriff’s report states that when the deputy opened the cell door of Randall Hartwell to give him his medicines, Hartwell instigated a verbal argument with the deputy. The report says Hartwell slugged the deputy in the right side of the head. After a short fight Hartwell was quickly taken to the floor and a taser was used to subdue him.
The deputy sustained a minor head injury and was transported to Pacific Communities Hospital where he was treated and later released.
Hartwell now faces additional charges of Assault on a Police Officer.