MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old inmate at Stearns County Jail is accused of assaulting a correctional officer while being taken to jail from court.

The St. Cloud Times reports Cornell Thomas Crider is charged with one count of fourth-degree assault for allegedly inflicting “demonstrable bodily harm” to the officer.

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Crider is accused of elbowing a correctional officer in the left eye. He was reportedly being transferred back to his jail cell from court, unrestrained, on Monday when the assault occurred.

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Crider said he assault the officer because he was “mad” and was being “handled aggressively.”

The officer suffered broken blood vessels and needed medical attention. Crider was then restrained.

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Crider could face up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine if convicted.