Not guilty plea in alleged jail assault

Malik Johnson
Malik Johnson

ROCHESTER, Minn. – An Olmsted County prisoner is pleading not guilty to attacking one of his jailers.

37-year-old Malik Amin Johnson of Rochester is accused of punching a detention deputy on October 18, 2016 while he was being held in the Adult Detention Center on other charges.

Johnson entered a not guilty plea Friday to 4th degree assault.  His trial is scheduled for May 1.

Johnson remains behind bars.

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