England assaults officer in jail

TULSA - A man accused in the Good Friday shooting spree which left three dead and two wounded was booked for an additional charge of assault and battery on a detention officer.

Jacob Carl England, 19, struck a detention officer with his elbow, injuring the officer on his right side, under his arm and in the area of his ribs, according to Tulsa County Sheriff records.

The officer said England then refused to to cooperate when the officer tried to retrieve his handcuffs, until England was threatened with a disciplinary report.

The incident at the county jail occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday.

England and Alvin Lee Watts, 33, are each accused of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of malicious intimidation or harassment.

Prosecutors asked a judge to postpone the arraignments for two men involved in a deadly shooting spree in October.

The Tulsa County District Attorney's office requested a one-month delay to consider giving the death penalty to England and Watts.

England and Watts, listed in court documents as white, are accused of a shooting spree in north Tulsa April 6 that left three people dead and two others injured. All five victims were black.

Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31, died from their injuries. David Hall, 46, and Deon Tucker, 44, survived.

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