Official Says Correctional Officer Injured In Inmate Assault

Mar 16, 2016

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 A correctional officer assigned to the Varner Unit in Grady has been injured in an attack by an inmate.

Solomon Graves with the Arkansas Department of Corrections said that the officer, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital Tuesday with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening and was released.

Authorities say another officer and another inmate intervened in the altercation. Graves said the second inmate suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

The incident is being investigated by the Department's Internal Affairs Division and the Arkansas State Police.