Maryland murder suspect attacks, injures corrections officer

The CO was punched in the face during a de-escalation attempt and has not returned to work


By Corrections1 Staff

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A 17-year-old Maryland murder suspect beat and injured a Montgomery County correctional officer.  

Antonio Lawrence, accused of murdering a man during a drug deal, attacked the CO at the Montgomery County Detention Center on July 8, according to WJLA

A teenage murder suspect punched and injured a MCDC correctional officer
A teenage murder suspect punched and injured a MCDC correctional officer (Montgomery County Md.)

Sources told WJLA that the attack happened during recreation time. Lawrence, who was not handcuffed or shackled, was directed to return to his cell. Instead, he ran into a shower area and barricaded himself in a stall. During de-escalation Lawrence punched the CO in the face, knocking him to the floor.  

The CO suffered a fractured orbital bone and has not returned to work since.  

The Montgomery County Detention Center has a capacity of up to 200 inmates.

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