Jackson County Jail inmate charged with assaulting guard

Posted at 12:12 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 13:12:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County Jail inmate has been charged in connection with an assault on a uniformed guard. 

Robert Ramsey-Wilson is charged with third-degree assault. 

On Aug. 23, officers responded to the Jackson County Jail for a disturbance. 

According to court documents, a guard told detectives Ramsey-Wilson walked over to his desk and was irate because he couldn’t use the phone. The guard said Ramsey-Wilson pushed over a computer and then grabbed a plastic trash can and threw it in the guard’s direction. 

Court documents say a second guard responded and tried to calm Ramsey-Wilson down. When the second guard tried to grab Ramsey-Wilson’s arm, the inmate pulled away, causing the second guard to hit his knee on the wall and then the ground. Court documents indicate the second guard was taken to an area hospital and treated for a fractured knee cap. 

On Aug. 24, detectives spoke with Ramsey-Wilson. He admitted to knocking over a computer and throwing a trash can. Ramsey-Wilson told detectives, “I never should have resisted,” but said when the guards were trying to restrain him he forced his body up and threw his arms around, according to court documents. Ramsey-Wilson said when he saw the second guard on the ground holding his knee he placed himself against the wall. 

Court documents say surveillance video captured the incident.