Officials: Mecklenburg County Detention Center Sergeant Stabbed By Inmate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say a Mecklenburg County Detention Center sergeant was injured after he was stabbed by an inmate with a “homemade weapon,” according to a news release.

Officials say the incident happened Sunday, May 2nd just after 8:30pm.  Sgt. G. Anthony was reported stabbed three times with a “homemade weapon” by 30-year-old Sherrod Davidson.

Sherrod Davidson

Sherrod Davidson

Sgt. Anthony was transported to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a news release.

“It deeply concerns me when the staff working in our detention centers encounter such acts of violence.  Our detention professional do a tremendous job of maintaining the safety of those detained and working inside our facilities.  Every day they are met with challenges and their courage and efforts often go unnoticed.  The MCSO Investigative Unit will thoroughly investigate the incident and expects to seek criminal charges again the resident responsible for the assault,” says Sheriff Garry L. McFadden.

Officials did not say what charges Davidson will face.