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Newark man faces assault of officer charge at Wayne County Jail

Authorities say a Newark man was arrested after an investigation into the assault of a correctional officer at the county jail.

According to a news release, Ryan Laws, 44, was indicted on a second-degree assault charge.


The charge stems from an incident that happened while he was incarcerated at the Wayne County Jail.

Laws is accused of injuring an officer during an altercation at the jail.

He is still incarcerated at the Wayne County Jail, according to deputies.

The condition of the officer was not provided in the release.



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