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April 16, 2014

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Inmate Faces Charge Of Assault On Officer

Originally published: 2013-01-22 10:39:58
Last modified: 2013-01-22 10:41:59



A Greene County Detention Center inmate allegedly injured a correction officer Saturday as the officer attempted to place him in a holding cell, sheriff's Detective Sgt. Mike Fincher said in a report.

Nicholas Ryan Adams, 24, of 655 Plainview Heights Circle, was charged with aggravated assault.

Adams was also charged with vandalism in connection with an apparently separate incident on Sunday.


On Saturday, Deputy Steven Williams, a correction officer at the jail, was attempting to remove Adams from his pod "and place him in a holding cell for disciplinary reasons," the report said.

Adams resisted Williams and a "physical altercation" occurred, the report said.

"Officer Williams used necessary force to remove inmate Adams from the pod," the report said.

"During this physical altercation Officer Williams received a right shoulder fracture and a dislocated right shoulder. Once Officer Williams was hurt and on the ground, inmate Adams punched the officer in the forehead, causing several red marks to the officer's head," the report said.

The fight caused "serious bodily injury" to Williams, the report said.

While searching Adams' mattress and personal belongings Sunday morning, two light outlet covers from an attorney consultation room in the jail were found. One of the outlets was "completely destroyed," a report by a correction officer said.

Adams is held on no bond. He was scheduled to appear Wednesday in General Sessions Court.


Adams was charged in September with felony reckless endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with a car wreck he allegedly caused on Aug. 9.

Adams was driving a pickup truck northbound on Snapps Ferry Road and struck the rear of a car, causing it to lose control and crash into an embankment, Greeneville police said.

Other charges were filed against Adams on Aug. 10, in connection with the alleged stabbing of a man before the wreck.

The stabbing allegedly stemmed from a drug deal that apparently went bad, Greeneville police said in a report.

Adams was charged with aggravated assault, and sale and delivery of a Schedule III drug.

He was indicted in November by a Greene County Grand Jury on an apparently unrelated charge of theft of property valued under $500.

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