Inmate Smears Feces On His Face In Olmsted County Court

Malik Amin Johnson Photo: Photo: Malik Amin Johnson

January 12, 2018 01:39 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A very unpleasant situation unfolded in Olmsted County Court Thursday morning. 

According to Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem, Malik Johnson was in Courtroom 1 when he smeared his own feces on his own face. Ostrem says the courtroom was immediately shut down. He describes the incident as "unprecedented". 


He says Johnson had previously been convicted on several charges and is serving time in the Oak Park Heights Prison, which is Minnesota's most secure prison. The County Attorney says he was brought back to Rochester to face a new charge involving the assault of a detention deputy in Rochester.  

Ostrem says a mental health evaluation has been ordered for Johnson. 

He says Courtroom 1 was eventually cleaned up and reopened later the same day.  



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