Inmate assaults 2 correctional officers during cell switch

William Scott Pettigrew was moved after he tore apart a vent cover in order to use a metal piece to scrape away mortar between cinder blocks in his cell


By C1 Staff

FT. COLLINS, Colo. — An inmate who needed to be moved after he destroyed his cell promised to assault staff if they attempted to move him.

FOX News reports that the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deployed its SERT team after inmate William Scott Pettigrew made his threats.

William Pettigrew
William Pettigrew (Photo: Larimer County Sheriff's Office)

Pettigrew continued to say that he wouldn’t be moved peacefully, and despite wearing protective equipment, two officers were still left with swollen jaws, eyes and a bloody nose after the inmate punched and kicked at them. He also attempted to bite one of the officers.

Pettigrew was finally brought under control with an ECD. He was then successfully moved to a more secure location.

Pettigrew was moved after he tore apart a vent cover in order to use a metal piece to scrape away mortar between cinder blocks in his cell.

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