RALEIGH — A former Wake County detention officer has been charged with assaulting a police officer after an altercation that also cost him his job.
The incident began as Pierre Lawrence Jones, then a detention officer with the sheriff’s office, was having an argument with another man on Glenwood Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
Two Raleigh police officers intervened in the dispute, Sughrue wrote in an email. One officer “met with resistance from Jones, and that resistance increased to the point that Jones assaulted” the officer, who was not injured, Sughrue wrote.
The officers subdued and arrested Jones. He left the Wake County Detention Center later Sunday after posting a $4,000 bond.
Jones, 25, is listed in county records as a resident of Clover Ridge Court. The sheriff’s office fired him Monday on the grounds of unbecoming behavior, according to Capt. Jimmy Stevens.