Inmate sentenced for assaulting Dodge Co. correctional officer

Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 5:13 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - An incarcerated inmate was sentenced to a total of eight years for battery by a prisoner Thursday after assaulting a Dodge Co. correctional officer in 2019.

The Waupun Correctional inmate, Timmy Johnson, assaulted the officer in June of 2019 after Johnson attempted to hide medication that was given to him by an officer, violating prison rules. When a conduct report came up regarding the attempt, another officer joined the conversation to mediate the tension between Johnson and the original officer.

Johnson became angry and attacked the second officer, explained the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office. He struck the officer in the head over 20 times before a responding officer split the fight, officials said.

After the assault, Dodge Co. Court explained the defendant bragged to other inmates about how badly he had beaten the officer.

District Attorney Kurt Komberg said, “The officers, in this case, demonstrated a stunning level of professionalism and duty in the manner they conducted themselves during the incident and the trial. I am honored to serve alongside them.”

Dodge Co. stated Johnson has been an inmate at Waupun Correctional since 2014 after he’d been sentenced to 50 years in prison for numerous charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, first-degree reckless homicide, and bribery of a public official. His record includes 16 prior criminal convictions.