A Florida inmate who assaulted a deputy is facing additional felony charges tacked on to his original drug and gun possession charges.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old inmate Michler Gabriel will face additional felony charges after he assaulted one of their deputies at the Orient Road Jail on Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video shows Gabriel waiting impatiently for the deputy to unlock a door to exit a jail pod. The deputy pushed Gabriel away from the door twice, but Gabriel refused to back away. At one point, Gabriel sucker punched the deputy.
Another deputy who witnessed the assault subdued Gabriel and held him until more deputies arrived.
The deputy was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. The Sheriff's office said the deputy was treated for facial bruises, swelling and lacerations.
Gabriel was being held at the jail on multiple charges including: driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of weed, armed drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, felony weapons possession and carrying a concealed firearm.
WRBL reports that Gabriel now faces additional charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery by a detained person, both felonies.
"While I am thankful that the deputy involved was not seriously hurt, we will make sure that Gabriel is prosecuted to the fullest extent for his actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister.