UPDATE: Prosecutors will retry Cuyahoga County corrections officer after mistrial, Ohio AG’s Office reports

Prosecutors will retry Cuyahoga County corrections officer for felonious assault after mistrial

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - After nearly three days of deliberations, the jury returned with a verdict on Wednesday in the trial for two Cuyahoga County corrections officers accused of beating a restrained inmate.

The judge declared a mistrial for John Wilson on a charge of assaulting the inmate.

Both Wilson and Jason Jozwiak were found not guilty by the jury on other charges that included falsification, interfering with civil rights, and unlawful restraint.

According to Ohio Attorney General’s Office spokesperson Steve Irwin, John Wilson will be retried for felonious assault, and interfering with civil rights. There is no date set yet for the retrial.

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The AG’s Office initially alleged that Wilson and Jozwiak were involved on the February 2018 attack on Joshua Castleberry.

Wilson was accused of repeatedly hitting Castleberry on his head, knocking out his teeth and causing another tooth to be lodged into the nasal cavity.

John Wilson, a Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer, is accused of assaulting an inmate.
John Wilson, a Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer, is accused of assaulting an inmate. (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)

The injuries required surgery and facial reconstruction, according to investigators.

Jozwiak allegedly refused to permit a nurse to care for Castleberry while he sat in a restraint chair with a broken nose and broken teeth.

Jason Jozwiak, a Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer, is accused of assaulting an inmate.
Jason Jozwiak, a Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer, is accused of assaulting an inmate. (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)

Wilson was charged with felonious assault, interfering with civil rights and unlawful restraint.

Jozwiak is charged with falsification and interfering with civil rights.

Their trial started on Sept. 16 and the jury started deliberating around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23.

Five additional Cuyahoga County Corrections Officers and an associate warden were also indicted in April 2019 for different attacks on inmates.

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