Detention deputy attacks naked, handcuffed inmate at Marion County Jail
OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - The State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit is charging a Marion County Jail detention deputy accused of battering a naked and handcuffed inmate.
According to court records, Sa’Quan Wyman was arrested on Wednesday on the charge of battery.
The incident report describes the battery which was caught on security cameras and witnessed by inmates and other detention officers.
On March 7, Wyman escorted a handcuffed inmate in a suicide-prevention gown that need to be transferred for a court appearance. The inmate made comments which upset Wyman.
The inmate’s gown then slipped off while they were walking, leaving him naked.
When another detention deputy approached to put the gown on the inmate, Wyman shoved the inmate into the wall. The victim yelled, “get away from me you psychopath.”
Wyman then stood over the victim, grabbed him by the wrists, and dragged him. Other detention deputies then intervened.
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During an interview with the investigator, Wyman explained the other inmates had stressed him out that morning. He took his frustration out on the victim and blacked out during the battery.
Other detention deputies say the inmate was not acting aggressively and they were shocked at the violence Wyman committed. One deputy said she did not feel comfortable working with him in the future.
Wyman was placed on leave without pay. He was booked into jail on a $1,000 bond which he quickly posted.
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