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Inmate Accused Of Trying To Strangle Jail Nurse


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 3:21pm

An inmate faces charges after allegedly assaulting and attempting to strangle a jail nurse earlier this month during a medical evaluation at the Transylvania County Detention Center.

According to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, suspect James Andrew Hensley, 32, attacked the nurse on Feb. 9, when Hensley was brought into the detention center for a failure to appear charge.

Gunter said Hensley was seen putting the nurse in a chokehold and had to be restrained by nearby officers. The nurse received minor neck and shoulder injuries and was taken to the hospital for examination in the incident....

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