Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

For Immediate Release
October 04, 2018
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Inmate Arrested for Assaulting an Officer at Holmes Correctional Institution

BONIFAY, Fla – The Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) arrested Inmate Joshua Henderson (R34708) at Holmes Correctional Institution. Inmate Henderson has been charged with battery of a law enforcement officer.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “Any assault against a staff member is unacceptable. We would like to commend the officers involved for demonstrating tremendous professionalism despite difficult circumstances. We would also like to thank our Office of the Inspector General and law enforcement partners who ensured Inmate Henderson was immediately arrested for his actions.”

Inmate Henderson assaulted the officers on October 3 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Inmate Henderson became combative and struck one officer in the stomach, jaw and neck. While subduing the inmate, additional officers were injured.

Following the arrest, Inmate Henderson was transported to the Holmes County Jail for booking. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Medical, psychological, and dental records, without a properly executed DC4-711B Consent for Release form. § 945.10(1)(a), 456.057(7)(a), F.S., 45 C.F.R., § 164.502.

Social security numbers.  § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.

Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity.  § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.


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