Makhi Kario Goodwin
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Police: Inmate dislocated deputy’s shoulder during struggle inside Cobb jail

A Cobb County inmate faces two more felonies after he allegedly dislocated a jailer’s shoulder in late December, authorities said.

Makhi Kario Goodwin, 20, of Union City, faces obstruction and aggravated battery of an officer charges following the Dec. 29 incident, according to Cobb arrest warrants. He had been in jail since Oct. 21.

According to his warrants, he refused to listen to a deputy’s commands to move to the back of his cell so his roommate could enter. The deputy then tried to make him move back, which led to a struggle.

During the incident, the deputy’s left shoulder dislocated, causing him to need medical treatment at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, the warrants said.

Goodwin faces several charges stemming from other 2019 incidents, according to Cobb records.

On three occasions, he’s accused of trespassing on Kennesaw State University’s campus. On one of those instances, he was in possession of a handgun, netting him a felony charge for possession a weapon in a school zone, according to his warrants.

In April, he’s accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend over a text, leading to him being charged with terroristic threats, warrants said.

In a May incident, he was allegedly caught with a felony amount of marijuana along with a digital scale, leading police to charge him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Officers also said he possessed a handgun that had been stolen out of DeKalb County, which led to another felony charge for theft by receiving.

For all of his charges, he was granted a bond of $42,130. As of Friday night, he remained in jail.

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