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Decatur man charged with assault

A Decatur man was charged with assault in the second degree Thurs., June 4, after attacking an officer.

Rico Cunpriest Melton, 25, of 313 Memorial Drive NW, was an inmate in the Decatur City Jail

when he attacked Cpl. James Hill. Hill was attempting to move Melton because there was concern that Melton would harm himself. Hill was injured but received medical attention. He has been released and is expected to recover.

Melton was transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a $2,500 bond.