Waupun Inmate Makes Initial Appearance

5/24/17 – An inmate at Waupun Correctional accused of assaulting a prison guard made his initial appearance in court yesterday. Cedric Barefield is charged with one felony count of Battery By Prisoner as a Repeat Offender. Prosecutors say the 33-year-old – who is serving time for armed robbery – repeatedly punched the corrections officer in the head in March. The attack happened in the cafeteria after the guard told Barefield to sit down and stop moving toward the door. Barefield reportedly refused to comply with the directive and began swinging with a closed fist. If convicted, Barefield could have another ten years added to his sentence.