Inmate Assaults Detention Officer, JCSO Says

An inmate in the Johnston County Jail saw his bail substantially increase after he allegedly assaulted a detention officer. On April 22nd around 1:30pm, Desmond Lavar Bass, 35, of Uzzle Industrial Drive, Clayton was inside the jail using a telephone.

A detention officer asked Bass to end his phone call and return to his cellblock. Bass reportedly responded by punching the officer in the nose causing minor injuries.

Bass, who was being held on a $50,000 bond for felony parole violation and interfering with an electronic monitoring device, was charged with assault causing physical injury on a detention employee and habitual assault. His bail was increased by $1 million to $1,050,000.

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