Boone County inmate faces potential charges in attack on officers

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 24 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:32:00 AM CDT May 24, 2016 in News
By: Madeline Odle, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - A Boone County Jail inmate could be facing additional charges in an assault on several correction officers Monday night.

Police said Glen Early Lewis, 43, was causing a disturbance in his cell shortly before 8 p.m.

Authorities said Lewis punched several correctional officers and spit on another as they tried to remove him from his cell. 

He is also accused of striking a 31-year-old female corrections officer with a heavy plastic food tray, cutting her head and breaking several facial bones.

Lewis was charged with robbery in 2015 robbery. Police said he robbed two women at knife point near a Columbia church last October. His trial was set for June 14, 2016.

He now faces potential additional charges of endangering a corrections employee, first-degree assault and armed criminal action. 

A judge had not set Lewis' bond as of Thursday morning. His previous bond amount was set at $1,100,000.

     

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