PATERSON, NJ – Sheriff’s officers in Paterson said an inmate at the Passaic County Jail was being belligerent with officers after refusing to return to his cell. The inmate shouted at guards and told them they were going to die. Dominique Wilson, 26, of Paterson, N.J., was charged on May 24 with terroristic threats during an emergency (2nd degree), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (4th degree), and throwing bodily fluids at an officer (4th degree). Wilson, an inmate in the Passaic County Jail, did not want to return to his cell after using his allotted phone time. When sheriff’s officers repeatedly told Wilson to pull up his mask, he allegedly shouted profanities and said, “You are all going to die anyway and I don’t give a [expletive].” Wilson allegedly lowered his mask and coughed on the door handle to the cell they were approaching. He subsequently lowered his mask and allegedly intentionally coughed directly toward an officer.
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