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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Assault Advisory
July 17, 2017
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FDC Assault Advisory | July 15, 2017

This is a report of assault advisories that occurred during the specified timeframe. An assault advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

WAKULLA, Fla. – On July 15, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Wakulla Annex.

Inmate Maurice Dorcent (W30114) assaulted the officer at approximately 6:05 a.m. ET. Inmate Dorcent stabbed the officer in the back. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted injuries. Inmate Dorcent will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also conducting a criminal investigation and charges are pending against the inmate.

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