Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at approximately 6:05 a.m. a Correctional Deputy was conducting a routine check on inmates in cells when inmate William Glen Abram, age 57, charged his door and pushed his way out. The Correctional Deputy attempted to contain inmate Abram, and a struggle ensued. Inmate Abram punched the Correctional Deputy in the face four times with a closed fist. Inmate Abram prevented the Correctional Deputy from radioing for more assistance. An additional Correctional Deputy began to assist and was able to radio for more assistance. Both Correctional Deputies deployed their department issued Tasers and the Taser probes contacted inmate Abram with minimal affect. Additional Correctional Deputies arrived and they were able to contain Abrams. The injured Correctional Deputy was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. Inmate Abrams is being charged with PC 243.1 – Battery on a Custodial Officer. Inmate Abram was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility just hours earlier on charges of PC245(a)(1)-Assault with a Deadly Weapon and PC243(e)(1)- Battery against a Spouse or Cohabitant.
It is undetermined if this incident and a similar incident from the previous day are related at this time.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.