HCSO: Inmate attempts to attack Humboldt County correctional deputy with sharpened pencil


An inmate has been charged with assault after allegedly attacking a correctional deputy at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) Sunday, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

On March 11 at around 9 p.m., a correctional deputy working in the maximum-security unit of the HCCF was reportedly assaulted by a male inmate during the inmate’s regular "day-room allowance."

The inmate, 26-year-old Cameron Jared Johnson of Arcata, was in a common room of the unit when officials said he attempted to stab the deputy in the neck and facial area with a sharpened pencil.

The deputy was able to take control of the situation and detain Johnson until backup arrived, according to the HCSO, who said Johnson and the deputy sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Johnson has been charged with assault on a custodial officer, assault with a deadly weapon on a custodial officer and violation of probation.

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