Guard assaulted at Morgan Co. Correctional Complex

A guard at the Morgan County Correctional Complex was assaulted by an inmate Friday night with what authorities only identified as a “homemade weapon.”

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The Department of Correction’s Office of Investigations and Conduct is looking into the incident.

Charges against the inmate are dependent upon the findings of that investigation.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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