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BREAKING: Corrections Officer Assaulted At Brewton Jail

BREWTON, AL (WKRG) A corrections officer is recovering after being attacked at the Escambia County Detention Center.

The 19-year-old officer was assaulted during dinner on Saturday by three inmates, according to Escambia County Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.

Other officers who witnessed the attack jumped in to help.  A riot team was dispatched into the facility to restrain the inmates, who are now being held in isolation, Lambert said.

The injured officer suffered injuries to his face including a fractured nose. He was taken to the hospital in Brewton.

Investigators will meet with the District Attorney today to discuss additional charges against the inmates.


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