Ky. CO hospitalized after 'gang attack'

On Christmas Day five inmates attacked the CO in a common area of the Kentucky State Penitentiary


By Karla Ward
Lexington Herald-Leader

EDDYVILLE, Ky. — A correctional officer was taken to a hospital after what Kentucky State Police described as a “gang attack” by five inmates at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

State police said the inmates used a weapon to assault the officer in a common area of the prison. The officer was taken to a hospital with “multiple injuries,” state police said in a news release Tuesday.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the Christmas Day attack at the Kentucky State Penitentiary.
Kentucky State Police are investigating the Christmas Day attack at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)

The Department of Corrections notified state police of the attack at about 8:45 a.m. December. 25, and state police said they responded and opened an investigation. Once the investigation is complete, state police said they will present the evidence to a Lyon County grand jury.

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