HAGERSTOWN -- The correctional officer named as the victim of an assault by an inmate in charging documents filed Dec. 16 in Washington County Circuit Court has resigned, a Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman said Wednesday.
Spokesman Mark Vernarelli confirmed that Timothy Mellott, the assault victim, had been a correctional officer at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown. Mellott resigned, but Vernarelli could not disclose when or why, he said.
Charges against Kenneth Davis, 42, a former Roxbury Correctional Institution inmate who was accused of assaulting Mellott at the prison, were dropped Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Davis had been charged with second-degree assault on a Division of Correction employee and reckless endangerment. Upon review, prosecutors decided to dismiss the case against Davis.