Three Sheriff's office employees now indicted on assault charges

- The Harris County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday announced that three Harris County sheriff's office employees are facing various assault charges. The alleged crimes of the three accused employees happened in 2015 and 2016.

Harris County District Attorney's office says Sgt. Marco Carrizales, 37, was directing traffic for a refinery when a man allegedly drove through a 4-way stop sign. A chase started, and Carrizales is accused of hitting the man with an “unknown object,” breaking his eye socket. The charge is a first-degree felony.

A jailer was also indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a May 2016 incident. Dylan Goddard, 24, was a civilian detention officer at 1200 Baker at the downtown jail. According to initial reports, Goddard was transporting an inmate who was wearing handcuffs and leg irons. Surveillance video now shows Goddard lifting up the inmate and body slamming him on his skull.  The inmate received seven staples to the back of his head. The charge is a second-degree felony.

The grand jury also indicted another jailer earlier this week for 2 misdemeanor charges of assault-bodily injury that occurred in the 1200 Baker at the downtown jail. Civilian detention officer Michael Holley, 31, was reportedly walking with an inmate in handcuffs on Dec. 14, 2016 as he escorted him to the jail’s infirmary. Surveillance video shows the inmate turning to face Holley, who then punched the inmate in the face multiple times and throws him to the ground. “Holley was also escorting a handcuffed inmate on Dec. 19, 2016, when he shoved the inmate into a wall, according to video surveillance,” according to the Harris County District Attorney.

Keep informed with new updates on this developing story.

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