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Shon Demetrius McClain, 40
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 19, 2013

Agencies: Wake County Detention Center North Carolina | Wake County Sheriff's Office North Carolina

Last updated: 7 months ago

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A detention officer charged with voluntary manslaughter after the death of an inmate at the Wake County Detention Center this summer threatened the prisoner before the assault, a witness testified in the case Tuesday.

Shon Demetrius McClain, 40, died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck 13 days after, the Wake County Sheriff's Office said, he was involved in an argument with officer Markeith Council.

Council, a detention officer at the jail since 2009, was indicted in August and is on trial this week. He has been suspended from his job indefinitely without pay.


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December 2013 Officer found guilty

May 2015 Lawsuit filed