Friday, December 23, 2016

1 officer dead, 1 injured in inmate attack at Arkansas jail

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, at approximately 01:00 p.m. two female correction officers were attacked by an inmate within the Miller County Detention Center.
Both correction officers were transported to Wadley Hospital for injuries sustained during the attack.



According to a press release issued by Miller CountySheriff’s Office, Officer Lisa Mauldin succumbed to her injuries and Officer Demaris Allen was transported to a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal InvestigationDivision was called in to investigate the incident.  The detention center is secure and currently in lockdown.


5 P.M. UPDATE:

An inmate accused of killing a guard at an Arkansas jail has apologized in court.

The Texarkana Gazette reported that Tramell MacKenzie Hunter made the comments Monday during his first appearance in court on preliminary charges of capital murder and battery. Hunter is accused of killing correction officer Lisa Maudlin and injuring another officer in an attack Sunday at the Miller County jail in Texarkana.

The newspaper reported that Hunter said — in his words — "I just felt like she was messing with my life."  Judge Wren Autrey says Hunter will be transferred to a maximum security prison.

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