ALFRED — An inmate at the York County Jail has been charged with assault on an officer following a skirmish earlier this week.

Jesse James Seward, 28, of Biddeford charged in connection with the injury to Sgt. Jill Brooks.

Seward, a maximum security unit inmate, was refusing to return to his cell Tuesday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. Brooks and another officer were summoned to return him to his cell and Brooks struck her head on the floor in the skirmish. She lost consciousness briefly and suffered a concussion.

Seward is scheduled to face the charge in York County Superior Court on March 22. He is being held on charges of possession of a weapon by a felon and violating conditions of release.

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