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By Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.comStaff Writer
WILKES-BARRE – An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was arraigned Friday on charges he assaulted two correctional officers.

Delacey Pressley, 32, was arraigned in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on two counts of aggravated assault and a single count of aggravated harassment by prisoner. Bail was set at $20,000.
Pressley is a state inmate serving a two to six year prison sentence on an aggravated assault charge. He is being housed at the county correctional facility awaiting a trial on allegations he assaulted correctional officers at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.
A review of arrest and court records revealed Pressley is facing at least eight separate cases involving alleged assaults on correctional officers at the state prison in Dallas and at the county correctional facility.
According to the latest criminal complaints:
Luzerne County detectives accused Pressley of punching a correctional officer in the stomach on Feb. 6. The officer claimed he had pain in his abdomen after the alleged assault.
Detectives further accused Pressley of spitting on another correctional officer on Feb. 27. The officer was passing out meals through an opening in a cell door when Pressley charged at the door and spat saliva at the officer, the criminal complaint says.
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