◼ Humboldt County Juvenile Hall detainee allegedly assaults two correctional officers
Two correctional officers at Humboldt County Juvenile Hall were sent to the hospital after they were allegedly assaulted by a detainee on Sunday, with one still being treated for severe head injuries.
Corey Tyler Shannon-Johnson, 18, of McKinleyville was being held at the facility for undisclosed reasons, as it involves his juvenile record. At about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, the Eureka Police Department responded to juvenile hall to assist staff with a subject reported to be fighting with hall staff, according to the EPD.
The two corrections officers had reportedly opened Shannon-Johnson's cell because of “safety concerns,” according to the press release. Once the cell was open, Shannon-Johnson allegedly attacked them, gouging the eyes of one correctional officer and then knocking the other to the ground and kicking and stomping him in the face numerous times.
Both officers were transported to the hospital. One was treated and released for injuries to his eyes, and the second was flown to Santa Rosa where he is in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital for treatment of severe head injuries.
Chief Probation Officer Bill Damiano said all the officers on duty during that shift have been given some time off “to gather themselves” before coming back after such an incident.
... According to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office, they have not received the incident report yet, but Shannon-Johnson will likely be arraigned on Wednesday.
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Shannon-Johnson, 18, pleaded not guilty to two separate counts of felony battery on a pair of correctional officers. ...
The officers had reportedly opened Shannon-Johnson's cell because of “safety concerns,” according to a press release from the Eureka Police Department. Once the cell was open, Shannon-Johnson allegedly attacked them, gouging the eyes of one and then knocking the other to the ground and kicking and stomping him in the face numerous times....