On Monday, July 27, 2009, JACOB A. HERRINGTON, dob 3/26/1985 of Tucson, Arizona, was found guilty of the class C felony of assault in the second degree by a Taney County jury. After a short, one-day jury trial and nearly two-and-one-half hours of deliberation, the 10-woman, 2-man jury rendered a guilty verdict.

The Taney County prosecutor alleged that on June 4, 2008, JACOB A. HERRINGTON had attempted to cause serious physical injury to another inmate when JACOB A. HERRINGTON held the inmate in a head-lock and punched the other inmate repeatedly with his fists, in the Taney County jail. Taney County jailers witnessed JACOB A. HERRINGTON beating the inmate victim and ordered him to stop. However, testimony from witnesses confirmed that JACOB A. HERRINGTON refused to stop beating the inmate victim, and had to be physically pulled away. Several other inmates were present in the Taney County jail when the assault occurred, but refused to give statements when questioned by officers.

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