Jared Remy, already charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend and with attacking another inmate at the Cambridge jail where he is being held, could face charges in an alleged assault on a correctional officer.
A spokesman for Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian confirmed Friday that Remy is being investigated in an alleged assault on a correctional officer April 25, but he declined to release any details of the incident.
“The safety of corrections officers and staff, as well as those in our custody, is paramount,” Koutoujian said in a statement. “The Middlesex sheriff’s office has zero tolerance for violence in our institutions. Any action, big or small, with the intent to harm or intimidate another individual is unacceptable and will be vigorously prosecuted by this office.”
Edward P. Ryan Jr., a lawyer for Remy, who is the son of famed Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Ryan confirmed that prosecutors are investigating but provided no more information.
Remy, 35, is charged in the fatal stabbing of Jennifer Martel, 27, on Aug. 15, 2013, in the Waltham apartment they shared. At least one neighbor witnessed the alleged attack, and the couple’s daughter, Arianna, was present.
Remy has pleaded not guilty in the slaying and is being held without bail.
In a separate case, he is charged with assaulting Jemery Hodges, a convicted child sex offender, as the other inmate was watching television at the jail on the morning of April 3.
According to court records, Remy was captured on video tossing hot liquid and a bar of soap at Hodges, striking him with a chair, and punching him.
Remy’s trial in the murder case is scheduled for Oct. 7.
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