An inmate in the Johnston County Jail sustained serious injuries after being assaulted. The incident happened around 10:45pm Friday, June 25th.
Pablo Barrera Escobar, 61, of Clayton was reportedly assaulted by a cellmate. Escobar was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said charges are pending.
Escobar has been in custody since his arrest in January 2020 for first-degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a minor. At the time of his arrest, the victim was 16. The alleged assaults occurred when the victim was between ages 3 and 5. Escobar is still awaiting trial on the charges.