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Ind. inmate charged for CO assault

The inmate attempted to choke the CO and held the officer in the cell until the CO was able to subdue the inmate


By Sue Loughlin
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A Parke County jail inmate has been charged in connection with a Dec. 17 attack on a correctional officer.

Michael J. Rozsa, 60, of Rockville, a jail inmate, has been charged with escape and while escaping causes bodily injury to another person, level 4 felony, and battery with bodily injury to a public safety officer, level 5 felony.

Parke County sheriff’s deputies investigated the incident, which took place on December 17 at the Parke County jail.

According to a sheriff’s department news release, Rozsa attacked a correctional officer during a routine inmate check.

Rozsa struck, attempted to choke, and held the officer in the cell for a period of time, according to the news release. The officer was able to subdue Rozsa and exit the cell after a physical altercation.

No serious injuries were reported.

Parke County deputies forwarded the information to the Parke County prosecutor’s office, and last week, a warrant was issued for Rozsa’s arrest. An initial hearing took place Tuesday.

Bond was set at $35,000, no 10% acceptable. A pretrial conference is set for March 2.


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