3 jail detention officers were assualted at the Mecklenburg County Jail at 801 East 4th Street Charlotte, NC. One jail guard was even stabbed with a jail inmate made shank, allegedly by inmate Eric Henderson, 39.
On November 2, 2021, two Direct Action Response Team (D.A.R.T) Officers and a detention sergeant at the jail were injured during an incident with Eric.
D.A.R.T Officers Simpson, Huff and Sergeant Clyburn attempted to move Eric to a disciplinary detention unit, but Eric allegedly refused to comply.
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Inmate Eric is accused of stabbing Officer Simpson with a sharp shank that was made in jail. Officer Simpson was treated by detention facility medical staff before being transported to a local hospital and released.
Officer Simpson’s injuries were not life threatening, and he is expected to be okay. D.A.R.T Officer Huff and Sergeant Clyburn received minor injuries during the incident.