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Inmate makes first appearance in correctional officer assault

A 19-year-old man is facing third- and fourth-degree assault charges after allegedly assaulting a correctional officer at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing. Damon Scott Solis made his first appearance in Goodhue County Court Feb. 15.

According to a court complaint filed in Dec. 14, Solis, who is currently serving time at MCF-Red Wing, was let out of his cell Jan. 29, 2012.

As the officer was cleaning Solis' cell, Solis began throwing items at the officer, the complaint states. When the officer told Solis to return to his cell, Solis hit the officer in the face with a closed fist.

Solis' next court appearance is March 29.