Inmate Assaults Correctional Officer While Incarcerated at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex
MILTON, Fla. – An inmate assaulted a correctional officer Sunday afternoon while incarcerated at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex.
Inmate Ramon Maldonado (748300) attacked two correctional officers at approximately 12:27 p.m. While being searched, inmate Maldonado acquired a plastic knife and attempted to stab one of the searching officers, striking him in the wrist. When the other officers present responded, inmate Maldonado bit one on the shoulder. Officers were then able to apply restraints and take control of the situation.
The injured officers was examined by medical staff who noted a scratch on one wrist and abrasions to one shoulder.
Inmate Maldonado 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.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.