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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Assault Advisory
April 21, 2016
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Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Taylor Correctional Institution

PERRY, Fla.—An inmate attacked a correctional officer Wednesday evening at Taylor Correctional Institution.

Inmate Johnny Simmons (B06535) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 10:50 p.m. While being counseled by staff, inmate Simmons became combative, pulled away and tripped a correctional officer. Staff then responded and inmate Simmons became compliant.

The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted a laceration to an elbow and light bruising to one knee.

Inmate Simmons will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident.

An Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

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