Inmate slashes deputy with razor blade
July 31, 2012
An inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail attacked a correctional officer with a razor blade on Monday following an altercation with deputies.
Atascadero State Hospital patient Jimmy Scota Martinez, 41, was transferred to the jail to await trial for an assault with a deadly weapon’s and felony assault charges as the result of an altercation at ASH in Aug. 2011.
On Monday, Martinez refused to leave his jail cell and barricaded himself inside. Deputies attempted to get him out using pepper balls and a taser.
Martinez resisted and slashed a deputy with a razor blade. The deputy received medical attention for his injury.
Deputies subdued Martinez and removed him from his cell. Officials said the mentally ill inmate was not injured.
Martinez is facing another charge of assault with a deadly weapon.