A detainee is now facing more time in jail after he allegedly assaulted a Department of Corrections officer.
A magistrate complaint reveals that a Department of Corrections officer was assaulted by a detainee on Sunday.
According to the DOC officer, the detainee identified as Bryan Matheus failed to comply with an order to return to his cell and instead struck the officer in the face with a closed fist.
The officer who filed a walk-in assault complaint at the Hagatna precinct reported being kicked at least six times on the leg and punched multiple times in the face and head.
Police noted seeing bruising and swelling to the officer’s body. During an interview with Matheus, police say that he admitted to kicking and punching the DOC officer but also told police that it was the officer who “hit him first on the chin and neck.”
Police, however, were unable to confirm this as Matheus exhibited no signs of redness or swelling to his neck or chin.
DOC Operations Commander Antone Aguon said that an internal investigation will be conducted.
Matheus was charged with one count of assault on a peace officer as a third degree felony. He was booked and re-confined.