Inmate assaults corrections deputy during attempted escape | Crime
An inmate at Spokane County Jail assaulted a corrections deputy while at Deaconess on Friday evening. Wayne Davis, 30, was being moved to another bed during an evaluation around 8:45 p.m. when he attempted to escape.
Davis was being guarded by Deputy J. Durkin at the time of the altercation. During the struggle, Davis tried to gain possession of the deputy's sidearm, but failed when Durkin was able to maintain control of him with the help of medical staff.
Davis had been booked earlier that evening for obstruction and indecent exposure. A report with Spokane Police said Davis was arrested after an officer responded to him urinating in a parking lot near 1300 W. College.
When officers attempted to detain Davis, he tried to repeatedly gouge out his eyes with his fingers - prompting the trip to the hospital.
Deputy Durkin was injured during the struggle. Sheriff's Office spokesperson Craig Chamberlin said the deputy's head wound required stitches.
Davis will face additional charges of 2nd degree assault.