MIDDLEPORT — A woman who was incarcerated at Middleport Jail was charged with the assault of a police officer, among other charges.
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office was advised by Middleport Jail that a female that was incarcerated there by Vinton County was “causing a problem” and they wanted her removed, the Sheriff’s Office stated in a media release.
Deputies brought the female to the Sheriff’s Office while waiting for a bed to become available. The female prisoner, Jade L. Walton, 32, of Jackson, allegedly became combative and refused to be handcuffed.
Deputies were able to handcuff Walton and place her in a cruiser. While in route to the jail, Walton slipped her handcuffs to the front, reportedly being combative, and spit on the deputies.
Walton was eventually turned over to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Walton was held for a “failure to appear” warrant. Additional charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and escape will be filed. A bond hearing will be held in the future.