March 16, 2016

Inmate charged with attack on corrections deputy

An inmate at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island has been charged with attacking a corrections deputy.

The attack took place March 10th as Deputy Leonard Alonzo was working in one of the jail’s housing units. Inmates are supposed to wear identification tags and when Deputy Alonzo noticed 31 year old Darvin Cano-Murillo was not wearing his, he told him to go get it. Murillo refused to comply and refused the deputy’s order to return to his bunk. Deputy Alonzo called for assistance. As he was waiting for other officers to arrive, Murillo attacked him. He wrapped the cord from Deputy Alonzo’s microphone around his neck in an attempt to choke the deputy. Two other inmates who are in the housing unit came to Deputy Alonzo’s assistance until backup officers arrived.

Murillo was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. Deputy Alonzo escaped serious injury because his uniform shirt partially protected his neck.

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