A 22-year-old man charged for a violent home invasion in South Seattle in July is facing additional charges after he allegedly attacked a guard at the King County Jail.
According to charging documents, a nurse at the King County Jail was making her rounds on the 11th floor on September 19th, when Solomon Xavier Thompson reachd through a pass-through window and grabbed a box of Wellbutrin off of a medical cart.
Thompson and the nurse struggled over the box, and Thompson managed to grab three packets of medicine.
When officers entered Thompson’s cell to search for the pills, Thompson lunged at one of the guards and headbutted him, court records say.
Officers took Thompson to the ground, where he continued “kicking and thrashing around” and allegedly told an officer “if given a chance, he would kill him.”
Thompson was moved to another cell in jail, and the officer he allegedly headbutted was taken to Harborview for a cut to his lip, which “required several sutures to close,” according to court documents.
As we first reported in August, Thompson has a history of attacking people in jail. Police documents say he assaulted a cellmate in the Renton Jail after the two men had a disagreement over watching TV.