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Calif. CO stabbed, 3 other officers injured in inmate attack

The officers are expected to make full recoveries


Brian Jones

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By C1 Staff

IONE, Calif. — A convicted murderer serving life stabbed a CO and injured three other officers in an attack at Mule Creek State Prison.

Brian Jones, 28, left his cell to go to the recreational yard when he approached a CO, said “what’s up,” then punched the officer in the face, KCRA reported. Jones stabbed the officer multiple times in the head, back and underneath his protective vest with a handmade weapon.

The officer was treated for multiple wounds to the back of the head, his ribs and a cut under his left eye. Other wounds were prevented by the officer’s vest.

Three officers deployed batons and pepper spray to detain Jones. The three COs were treated for knee and hand injuries at the hospital and were released. All of the officers are expected to make full recoveries, according to KCRA.

Jones was transferred to another prison, where he injured his head after he became aggressive with officers and pushed his wheelchair over. He is currently serving 58-years-to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.