NCCW inmate accused of assaulting prison staff, pleads not guilty

YORK – Taylor Melvin, 26, who is an inmate being held at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, has been charged with six felonies related to a situation in which she allegedly attacked several prison workers.

Melvin was arraigned in York County District Court this week, during which she pleaded not guilty to two counts of second degree assault, Class 2A felonies; three counts of assault of an officer, all Class 3A felonies; and attempt of a Class 3 felony, which is a Class 4 felony.

According to the affidavit filed with the court, Melvin allegedly charged a caseworker at the prison and then punched her multiple times in the head and face. She also allegedly forced the worker back into an office, grabbed her by the hair and “violently pulled her to the ground by her hair, pulling her from the back of the office into the main area of the unit, continuing to assault her with multiple closed fist punches.”

It is alleged in court documents how Melvin tried to run but a corporal entered the space. It is alleged Melvin threw closed fist punches at the face and head of the corporal.

Another corporal was allegedly injured by Melvin as she assisted in gaining control of Melvin.

Melvin is currently serving a 2-5-year prison term for assault of a health care professional in Buffalo County, assault of a confined person in Buffalo County, assault of a police officer in Buffalo Count, assault of a police officer in Buffalo County, second degree assault in York County and first degree assault in York County.

Following her not guilty pleas to the charges, a jury trial was scheduled for late August.



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