BARNSTABLE (WBSM) — A deputy corrections officer from New Bedford who works for the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for his role relating to the alleged assault of an inmate.

According to Cape & Islands District Attorney Robert J. Galibois, Gregory Djaoen, 38, of New Bedford was arrested by Massachusetts State Police.

It was his second arrest for an alleged assault within a year, following a road rage incident last summer in which he allegedly waved a gun and threatened another motorist.

For Djaoen's most recent arrest, D.A. Galibois contacted New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira and requested Djaoen’s license to carry a firearm “be immediately and indefinitely suspended in light of the charges,” the D.A.’s Office said.

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State troopers were notified on Sunday, June 2 of a possible assault and battery that occurred at the Barnstable House of Corrections in Bourne.

A former inmate reported allegedly being assaulted by Deputy Djaoen on May 25 and May 26.

The D.A.’s Office there was an investigation then conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the D.A.’s Office, and that security video assisted with the investigation.

Djaoen will be arraigned Monday in Falmouth District Court on charges of assault, two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness.

Djaoen Was Arrested Last Year for Waving a Gun in Road Rage Incident

This is not the first time Djaoen has faced assault charges.

In July 2023, he was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime for an alleged road rage incident in Wareham.

According to Massachusetts State Police, a driver claimed he was being tailgated by a red Ford Explorer on Route 25 eastbound in Wareham, and that the driver of the vehicle, identified as Djaoen, waved a handgun at him in a threatening manner.

Djaoen was placed on administrative leave at that time and the gun was seized upon his arrest.

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