2 Humboldt County deputies assaulted with sharpened pencil

Two Humboldt County Correctional Facility deputies were attacked by an inmate with a sharpened pencil at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 5:21 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 9:11 AM

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif.- Two correctional deputies were assaulted by an inmate with a sharpened pencil today around 10 a.m. at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Keith Tamas Vroman-Nagy, 29, was being disruptive and deputies attempted to secure him in a holding cell. That's when Vroman-Nagy took out a hidden pencil and attacked the deputies.

One of the officers sustained minor injuries and the other received major injuries after being stabbed just above the eye, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. 

Both deputies were transported to a local hospital for treatment. One was treated and released while the other had to be taken for emergency medical treatment but is expected to survive their injury. 

Vroman-Nagy was booked and charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon upon a custodial officer, battery with injury on a custodial officer, battery on a peace officer, battery with serious bodily injury, causing great bodily injury in the commission of a felony and resisting an executive officer. 

This is the 18th assault on staff at the Humboldt Correctional Facility this year. In 2020, there were 33 assaults on staff members. 

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