An 18-year-old Racine man faces felony charges of battery by a prisoner and attempted battery by a prisoner after his arrest Wednesday at the Racine Youthful Correctional Center.

Jordan Grundy, who also is charged with a additional misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, made his initial appearance Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court.

The felony battery charge carries a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison, while the attempted battery charge carries a fine of $5,000 and three years in prison. The misdemeanor carries a fine of $1,000 and 90 days in county jail.

Court records indicate the defendant has previous felony convictions in Waukesha County for throwing body fluid at a public safety worker and fleeing/eluding. He has been incarcerated at the center since May 1.

According to the criminal complaint:

The defendant allegedly threw garbage cans at two correctional officers Sunday. Grundy stated he was in the process of getting “written up” for not following directions, and that he had thrown soap and water in the hallway from his cell.

When an officer attempted to clean the mess, the defendant flipped over a full mop bucket. As he ran from officers, Grundy reportedly picked up a 55-gallon garbage can and threw it at an officer. He eventually was pepper sprayed and became compliant.

The officer required medical attention for a bruise to her left hip and thigh, which caused her to miss several days of work.


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