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UPDATE: Competency Exam Ordered for Suspect in Officers' Attacks

By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press
By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press

UPDATE: Fri 3:17 PM, Dec. 27, 2013

A competency exam has been ordered for an 18-year-old Nekoosa man accused of attacking four corrections officers during an escort to a hearing in the Wood County Courthouse.

Elijuwon Clawson was expected to enter a plea to the charge during an arraignment hearing Friday, however the defendant will have to be deemed competent for the case to move forward.

Online court records state the examination will be conducted in the jail.

Authorities say during the attack on Dec. 18, Clawson punched an officer in the chest, slammed another into a concrete wall and hit a third in the leg. Clawson was tased and taken to a hospital for treatment when he allegedly kicked another officer twice.

He had been in custody on accusations he damaged a home, causing $8,000 in damage.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Fri 9:47 AM, Dec. 20, 2013

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a teenage inmate at the Wood County Jail attacked four jail officers, leaving three with bruises and swelling.

A Daily Tribune Media report says the officers declined medical treatment afterward.

Prosecutors say the officers were escorting 18-year-old Elijuwon M. Clawson to a court appearance Wednesday. He was being held on allegations of trashing a house and causing $8,000 of damage.

Authorities say he punched one officer in the chest, slammed another into a concrete wall and hit a third in the leg. Officers eventually subdued him with a stun gun. When he was taken to a hospital for treatment he allegedly kicked another officer twice.

Clawson now faces four felony counts of battery by prisoner.

Online court records on Friday didn't list a defense attorney for Clawson.


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