An alleged assault against a corrections officer at a Yellowknife jail has led to charges for a Nunavut man.
Police attended North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) on the afternoon of May 28 after receiving a call about an “incident” between the employee and an inmate at the facility, state Yellowknife RCMP in a news release issued Friday.
The corrections officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, say RCMP.
Jordan Charlie, 19, has been charged with assaulting a peace officer in connection with the incident. Charlie was charged on June 12 following an investigation.
He’s due to appear in court on Aug. 9.
Note: In the initial news release issued Friday, Yellowknife RCMP erroneously stated Charlie was 39. The accused is in fact 19.