By Shereen Siewert, Wausau Pilot & Review

Charges against a 25-year-old inmate at the Marathon County Jail that alleged he battered and sexually assaulted a cellmate while in custody were dismissed this month, court records show.

Javon J. Grayson-Morrow, of Milwaukee, was charged Nov. 19 in Marathon County Circuit Court of second-degree sexual assault and battery. 

Police responded Oct. 18 to a report of a forcible sexual assault inside the jail, 500 Forest St., Wausau. The alleged victim told police Grayson-Morrow first threatened to “shank” or stab him but instead struck him several times, placed him in a choke hold sexually assaulted him while the two were locked inside their shared cell. The alleged victim said he passed out several times during the assault.

On Feb. 15, Circuit Judge Mike Moran agreed to dismiss the charges against Grayson-Morrow without prejudice, which means the charge can be filed again should prosecutors choose to do so.

One week later, on Feb. 22, Judge Moran convicted Grayson-Morrow of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, while dismissing six related drug charges, according to online court records. Judge Moran ordered a withheld sentence that includes serving four years probation.