Jail Attack Leads to Another Defendant Sentenced to Prison

Jahiem Johnson was sentenced to 54 months in prison followed by 4 years of probation for one
count of Robbery and 54 months in prison for one count of Battery on a Detainee, to be served
concurrently for a violent attack on another inmate at the Lee County jail. Johnson is the second
defendant in this case sentenced today.

On July 10, 2019, the victim was approached and asked for some of his food items he had
purchased from the jail canteen. He went to his cell to get the snacks and upon entering, five
other inmates came in and attacked him. They were punching and kicking him. They were also
armed with broomsticks and mop sticks and were beating the victim. After the attack, the group
took the food items and left. This all happened very quickly.

The inmates responsible for the attack then cleaned themselves up and started getting rid of the
evidence. The corrections officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the jail block
had just stepped off the block for moments, but saw the victim had fresh injuries to the face,
arms, and hands.

The deputy immediately removed the victim from the area and started an investigation. The
attackers were identified and the victim received medical care. Two co-defendants have pending
cases. Johnson is among three co-defendants sentenced to prison.

Assistant State Attorney Christine Cummins is handling all of the cases.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office