MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee County Sheriff's officials say a suspect is accused of striking a correctional officer inside the Milwaukee County Jail's booking room. The correctional officer had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
It happened Tuesday, March 25th around 7:00 a.m.
Sheriff's officials say 22-year-old Deshazo Campbell of Milwaukee was brought into the jail on Tuesday morning on two counts of robbery/use of force.
As part of the booking process, all property is taken from the subject and inventoried.
Sheriff's officials say Campbell had a decorative gold grill in his mouth and refused to remove it. Officers attempted to calm him down, when he threw several punches, striking a correctional officer in the face several times, according to Sheriff's officials.
The correctional officer suffered a laceration above his eye, and cuts to his lip and hand. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Campbell, in addition to his original charge, now faces a charge of battery to a law enforcement officer -- a Class H Felony which carries a sentence of up to six years in prison upon conviction.
Campbell's criminal history includes seven arrests, the last just two weeks ago:
12/13/11: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for (MISD) operating after suspension/revocation.
04/13/12: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for (MISD) battery and criminal damage to property.
06/28/12: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for (MISD) carrying a concealed weapon.
06/11/13: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for 2 counts (MISD) of carrying concealed weapons, 2 counts (non-criminal) operating after suspension. No prosecution on carrying concealed weapons.
11/02/13: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for (MISD) criminal damage to property.
02/25/14: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for (FEL) aggravated battery/intentionally causing great harm, (FEL) burglary - arming self w/dangerous weapon, (MISD) intentionally pointing a firearm at a person, (MISD) criminal damage to property, 2 counts (MISD) bail jumping, 2 counts (MISD) failure to appear, (MISD) possess marijuana <25 grams.
03/24/14: Arrested by Milwaukee Police Department for 2 counts (FEL) robbery with use of force.