RALEIGH – A Wake County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging inmate Jaquan Lane (#1449047) in connection with the violent attack on Central Prison employee Brent Soucier.
Lane, 23, is charged with Assault on a State Detention Employee Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.
Soucier, a unit manager, was assaulted at the facility on June 19. State Capitol Police and the State Bureau of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation that was reviewed by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office. According to investigators, information and evidence available indicated that inmate Lane assaulted Soucier using hands and fists in a vicious and malicious surprise attack. Soucier was seriously injured and hospitalized. He was released from the hospital July 13.
“We appreciate the hard work on this case by law enforcement, the district attorney and her office, as well as the grand jury,” said Judge Reuben Young, interim chief deputy secretary for Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. “The department will continue to fully cooperate with the investigators handling the very serious assault on Mr. Soucier and any additional criminal charges that may be forthcoming.”
Lane is in prison for his Jan. 14, 2015 conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon, with a scheduled release date of Oct. 2020. He will remain in state custody pending trial on these new offenses.
The investigation will remain open as there may be additional charges.Share: