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News Release
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Inmate Charged With Assaulting Jail Deputy (Photo) - 01/14/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., an inmate in the Washington County Jail assaulted a jail deputy. The assault happened while jail deputies were attempting to move 35-year-old Justin Nathaniel Lugo, of Hillsboro, from an intake holding cell to the jail’s maximum security unit.

The inmate advanced on one of our deputies, striking him on the right side of the face. The deputy defended himself, while another deputy successfully deployed a Taser. Additional deputies responded and were able to restrain the inmate.

The injured deputy was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries. No additional staff members were hurt.

Mr. Lugo now faces a charge of assault of a public safety officer.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office operates the only jail in the county and averages nearly 18,000 bookings per year.

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