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LCSO arrests jail inmate for battering another inmate

LCSO arrests jail inmate for battering another inmate
Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 06:50:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An inmate at the Leon County jail was arrested for battery after he was found punching another inmate.

Joseph Emanuel Harris, 26, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on the additional charge Saturday for the incident that occurred Friday night, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A Leon County Sheriff deputy wrote that, after he looked in a jail cell and saw Harris standing over the other inmate and hitting him with a closed fist, he told Harris to stop fighting but he didn't listen.

The deputy called for backup and when other deputies arrived, the deputy again told Harris to stop fighting, but he continued. After the deputy pepper sprayed the victim, the court document said, both inmates immediately stopped fighting.

The victim suffered injuries to his left eye and the right side of his forehead. Harris, who was the aggressor, suffered no injuries, the court document said.

Harris was originally booked into the jail on Friday on a charge of trespassing/failing to leave property upon order by owner and held on a $500 bond.

The court document said that while Harris and the victim were both inside the holding cell that Harris started talking to himself and then began his attack.

His bond for the fighting charge is $2,500, and he remained in jail Monday.