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Man jailed on $100,000 bond faces battery against a corrections officer

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:41 pm

Dane Knight, 66 of Dover, appeared in a bond hearing on Wednesday, accused of battery against a corrections officer.

Before the hearing started, Judge Bourne was informed that Knight had been placed within an isolation cell within the booking area due to safety concerns.

Pope County Sheriff's Office Inv. Lydon testified, "On Monday morning, the Sheriff's office took a report of an incident that occurred Sunday night.

A correction officer working as the acting supervisor for the evening shift was dispensing evening medications. While giving Knight his medications in his isolation cell, Knight became aggressive towards the corrections officer.

Knight slapped the officer, ripped his badge off his shirt, pulled the officer's glasses off his face and crushed the glasses. The correction's officer was able to take Knight to the ground to gain control as another officer assisted."

According to Inv. Lydon, the correction officer involved had injuries across his face and his glasses were broke. Knight was also interviewed and did not deny having the altercation with the corrections officer, but did deny slapping him. Knight stated, "I was in self-defense mode and don't remember slapping the officer."

Knight stated to the judge during his hearing, "I have been in a nightmare for the past 30 days, I've got to get out of here and get all this straightened out."

Judge Bourne issued Knight's bond for $50,000 as recommended by the prosecutor. The judge told Knight, "the $50,000 bond issued today is in addition to the $100,000 bond you received at your last hearing."  Judge Bourne then suggested to Knight to be peaceful so he (Knight) could move on in life.

Knight previously appeared before the judge on December 17, 2012, facing several felony charges (1st degree criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, possession of marijuana, possessing instruments of crime, obstructing governmental operations, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest) after his arrest on Sunday, December 16.

To read Knight's original bond hearing from December click this link:  http://www.rivervalleyleader.com/news/article_3a891266-4c4d-11e2-9b20-001a4bcf6878.html

Knight will appear in circuit court facing this charge on March 4.

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