Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – A Rochester man who is in custody awaiting trial in a murder case is now facing a felony assault charge for a recent incident involving an Olmsted County jail detention deputy.

According to the criminal complaint filed against 27-year-old Malcolm Woods, he became verbally abusive when the deputy ordered him to return to his cell. Later that day, the deputy was giving a tray of food to Woods through a trapdoor. That’s when Woods threw suspected urine on him. The deputy says the liquid splashed on his torso, arms, and chin. As a precaution, the deputy was checked out at the ER.

Woods entered a not guilty plea in the case Tuesday.

Woods is charged with 1st-degree murder in last year’s shooting death of 38-year-old Brandon Arndt at his Rochester home.

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