Prince William County juvenile corrections officer charged after choking 15-year-old inmate: police

A Prince William County juvenile corrections officer has been charged with assaulting a 15-year-old inmate. 

Just before 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 17, Prince William County police officers were called to the Juvenile Detention Center located at 14973 Dumfries Rd in Manassas to investigate an assault by a staff member. 

According to investigators, around 2:45 p.m., a corrections officer was speaking to a group of boys when one 15-year-old abruptly stood up. The officer grabbed the juvenile around the neck, leading to a struggle between the two.

They were eventually separated by other staff members and the juvenile was left with a minor abrasion. No other injuries were reported. 

After further investigation, 55-year-old Kelly Lorenzo Hines was charged with assault and battery. She has been released on a court summons. The date of her first court appearance is not yet known.