Update on Prison Officer Injured

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

WHITEVILLE, Tenn- WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has an update on Monday's incident at the Whiteville Correctional Facility that left a prison officer injured.

A spokesperson at the facility in Hardeman County said the officer who was injured was assaulted by an inmate and no weapon was involved. The facility was put on lockdown and no other staff or inmate was injured.

The injured officer was transported to The Med in Memphis for treatment, where he was listed in stable condition. The accused inmate was transferred to a Tennessee Corrections Maximum Security facility.

No details have been released about what led up to the attack or if any charged have been filed.


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