The man accused of breaking into Eminem’s home faces new charges of assaulting a Macomb County Jail employee.
Matthew David Hughes, 27, punched a corrections deputy in the face Sept. 11, the Macomb County Sheriff’s office said. The officer, who was retrieving a food tray from Hughes’ cell, did not need medical attention.
The alleged incident came two days after Hughes was bound over for trial in the Eminem case.
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Hughes has been charged with assault of a prison employee. On Wednesday, he waived his right to a preliminary examination and will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Macomb County District Court. He will also be arraigned then on the home
City presents jail renovation plan to council committee as an alternative to new mental health facility
At a meeting of the New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee last week, city officials presented the most detailed look yet at plans to retrofit a single floor of the New Orleans jail in order to create a suitable space to house detainees with acute and subacute mental illness — and to avoid the construction of a controversial new 89-bed jail facility known as Phase III.
The meeting on Thursday also signaled a shift in thinking by members of the City Council — in particular City Council President and District Attorney candidate Jason Williams — who in 2017 voted to move forward with the Phase III building and declined to advance the possibility of a retrofit option. Williams, at the time, called the Phase III facility a “moral obligation.”
The only member of the City Council to vote against moving forward with Phase III in 2017 was LaToya Cantrell,