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More assault counts vs. inmate

Latest charges of attacking guards means Pressley is facing at least 8 separate cases involving officers.

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WILKES-BARRE – An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with a history of attacking guards was arraigned Friday on additional charges that he assaulted two correctional officers.

Delacey Pressley, 32, was arraigned in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on two counts of aggravated assault and a single count of aggravated harassment by prisoner. Bail was set at $20,000.

Pressley is a state inmate serving a two-to-six-year prison sentence on an aggravated assault charge. He is being housed at the county correctional facility awaiting a trial on allegations he assaulted correctional officers at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.

A review of arrest and court records revealed Pressley is facing at least eight separate cases involving alleged assaults on correctional officers at the state prison in Dallas and at the county correctional facility.

According to the latest criminal complaints:

Luzerne County detectives accused Pressley of punching a correctional officer in the stomach on Feb. 6. The officer claimed he had pain in his abdomen after the alleged assault.

Detectives further accused Pressley of spitting on another correctional officer on Feb. 27. The officer was passing out meals through an opening in a cell door when Pressley charged at the door and spat saliva at the officer, the criminal complaint says.

Pressley is scheduled for a pre-trial conference May 24 on multiple counts of aggravated assault and harassment upon correctional officers.

According to arrest and court records:

• Jan. 17: Pressley allegedly tossed a milk container filled with an unknown type liquid at officers at the county correctional facility.

• Nov. 30, 2010: Pressley allegedly punched an officer at the county correctional facility.

• Nov. 28: Pressley allegedly spat saliva, striking an officer in the eye at the county correctional facility.

• Nov. 6: Pressley allegedly spat saliva at an officer, striking an officer at the county correctional facility.

• May 20: Pressley allegedly spat saliva and threw feces, striking an officer at SCI-Dallas. Later in the day, Pressley allegedly spat saliva, striking an officer.

• May 10: Pressley allegedly assaulted a correctional officer and spat saliva at another officer at SCI-Dallas during fire suppression efforts in his cell.

• Jan. 30: Pressley allegedly assaulted and spat, striking an officer at SCI-Dallas.

A preliminary hearing on the latest charges is scheduled on May 4 in Central Court.

Delacey Pressley is a state inmate serving a two-to-six-year prison sentence on an aggravated assault charge. He is being housed at the county correctional facility awaiting a trial on allegations he assaulted correctional officers at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.

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