2 deputies taken to hospital with significant injuries after being attacked by inmates
A group of inmates attempted to throw the deputies from the top tier of the jail facility, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said
By Anthony Galaviz
The Sacramento Bee
TULARE, Calif. — Two Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured Thursday in a jailhouse attack.
The sheriff’s office said the two deputies were completing a meal call just before 5 p.m. at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility when they noticed an inmate with “jailhouse alcohol” known as “pruno.”
Deputies attempted to take away the alcohol when they were allegedly attacked by two inmates. Five other inmates joined in on and attempted to throw the deputies from the top tier of the jail facility, the sheriff’s office said.
Additional personnel arrived and intervened in the attack.
The two deputies were taken to a local hospital for significant injuries to the head and upper body.
Both were treated and released and expected to make a full recovery.
The seven inmates are facing attempted homicide charges, the sheriff’s office said.