Rush charged in assault with feces, urine
The man who filled a shampoo bottle with his feces and urine and then sprayed it on a correctional officer has been charged with assault.
Byron Clarence Rush, 25, was charged with fourth-degree assault in Olmsted County District Court last week.
Rush was awaiting transport to prison when he filled a shampoo bottle with his feces and urine and then sprayed it on a correctional officer through a food slot on his jail cell at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. But that officer was not his intended target, court documents say.
"This is your fault, that was intended for you," Rush said to a second correctional officer who responded to the incident, aiding the correctional officer who was hit, according to court documents. "This is for you, just wait until tomorrow when you have to open this door, I’m going to get you."
The officer was struck in her face and neck, and was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys for possible exposure to biohazards, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns.
Rush was sentenced to 78 months in prison for his role in the two 2017 robberies — one at a hotel and a second a week later at a tanning salon. He was convicted on two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery; the sentences will run concurrently with each other, and Rush will receive credit for 121 days served.
Rush’s next court appearance is set for July 31.