The man suspected of abducting and killing Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard is facing new charges for allegedly biting a corrections officer late last month.
AL.com reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, was charged with second-degree assault for an incident that occurred at the Lee County Detention Center on March 23.
According to charging documents, Ibraheem became “hostile” after two corrections officers tried to bring him back to his cell after a shower. One of the officers used his Taser on Yazeed, but he continued to swing at them.
The two officers used their batons on Yazeed as additional officers arrived to the scuffle. Court documents stated that at least five officers were trying to restrain Yazeed when he bit one of them on their lower leg, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Yazeed — who’s charged with capital murder and kidnapping — is accused of abducting Blanchard, 19, from an Auburn convenience store on October 23. Someone at the convenience store that night reportedly said he saw Yazeed force Blanchard into her car.
Blanchard’s body was discovered on November 25 in a wooded area off Highway 80 in Macon County. Authorities said she was fatally shot.
On November 22, Antwon Fisher, 35 was arrested on first-degree kidnapping charges for allegedly providing Yazeed with transportation and destroying evidence related to the criminal investigation.
In December, the Lee County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charges against Fisher, claiming his actions didn’t meet the criteria for him to be considered an accomplice in Blanchard’s kidnapping.
Another man, David Johnson Jr., 63, was arrested on November 25 for hindering prosecution. He’s accused of lying to police about his son driving Yazeed from Alabama to Florida, where Yazeed was arrested on November 7. Johnson’s son has not been criminally charged in this case.
At the time of Blanchard’s disappearance, Yazeed was out on bail on attempted murder charges — despite having a lengthy criminal history which includes arrests for kidnapping and robbery. Fisher has a 2005 felony murder conviction for fatally shooting a woman during a drug deal in Montgomery.
Prosecutors said they’re seeking the death penalty against Yazeed. While bond for the assault charge was set at $25,000, he remains jailed without bond for Blanchard’s murder.
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[Featured image: Aniah Blanchard/Facebook; Ibraheem Yazeed/Montgomery County Detention Facility]