A man who’s accused of punching an officer at the county jail over the weekend refused to appear in court Wednesday morning. And he’s now being held without bond until he agrees to appear in court, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
The alleged battery occurred Sunday. The 44-year-old suspect had been arrested by the Leavenworth Police Department for allegations of domestic battery, criminal damage to property, obstruction, criminal trespass and battery of law enforcement of an officer.
Undersheriff Ron Cranor said the suspect was brought to the Leavenworth County Jail at 8:08 p.m. Sunday. He allegedly punched a sergeant at the jail at 9:55 p.m. the same day.
The sergeant was not injured, according to the undersheriff.
“He just got popped by the inmate,” Cranor said.
The suspect now could face a charge of battery of a law enforcement officer for the incident at the jail.
He refused to make the court appearance Wednesday morning even though he was in custody, according to Cranor.
The suspect’s name is being withheld until confirmation of formal charges in Leavenworth County District Court.