Cook County Inmates Face Multiple Charges Of Aggravated Battery To Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two detainees involved in separate incidents were charged Friday with aggravated battery to a peace officer, said Cook County Sheriff Thomas J Dart.

The first incident occurred June 20 in maximum security Division 9. The detainee allegedly projected a milk carton containing a mixture of excrement and urine onto two officers who were handing him his meal.

Latayuss Curry from Cook County Sheriff on Vimeo.

22-year-old Latayuss Curry was charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Curry has been in CCDOC custody since March 2015 on charges for home invasion, aggravated criminal sexual assault with a firearm, and kidnapping, among others.

The second incident occurred June 29. Two correction deputies were escorting a detainee to the dispensary when he began shifting and dropping his entire body weight onto the officers. The detainee kicked one of them in the leg and then threatened to kill them, according to investigators.

Mark Hall from Cook County Sheriff on Vimeo.

20-year-old Mark Hall has been charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer on 12 separate occasions since he came into CCDOC custody in July 2014, Sheriff Dart said.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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