Man indicted in assault on Franklin County corrections officer


FARMINGTON — A Wilton man was indicted Wednesday on a charge he assaulted a Franklin County jail corrections officer Oct. 26, 2012.

Jonathan Nurse, 38, who is an inmate at the Somerset County Jail in Madison on an unrelated assault charge, was indicted on a felony charge of assault on an officer.

Nurse is accused of hitting the officer in the face with his hand while at the jail.

The inmate was maced by a corrections officer and put in a cell, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said in October. Yeaton and Detective David St. Laurent assisted the officer.

The corrections officer, who had marks on her neck and had blood on her ear, drove herself to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington to be checked and returned to work, Yeaton said.

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