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Man chalks up additional charges with attack on officer

28-year-old Jessie Williams, who was already in jail on charges of stabbing a homeless man, added more charges Thursday when he attacked a Boone County Jail deputy.

A man in custody in the Boone County Jail faces additional charges after allegedly handcuffing himself to a deputy and physically assaulting her as she collected empty food trays from inmates Thursday.

According to Det. Tom O'Sullivan, the inmate, 28-year-old Jessie Williams, attacked the deputy as she was picking up the trays and somehow got a hold of her handcuffs and cuffed himself to the deputy. He proceeded to assault the deputy until other corrections officers came to her aid.

The deputy received minor injuries.

Williams was already in the jail for the Dec. 23 stabbing of a 73-year-old homeless man under a bridge on Rangeline Street.

Police said they responded to Casey's General Store on Rangeline Street around 2 p.m. on the 23rd after they received a call about a man with bloodied clothing entering the store.

The man had been stabbed several times and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Williams was charged with First-Degree Assault and armed criminal action for the stabbing offense, and is now charged with another count of First-Degree Assault and Kidnapping for the attack on the deputy.

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