Holman inmate assaults officer

Published 3:29 pm Thursday, October 20, 2016

ADOC: Officer cut above eyelid, released from hospital



An inmate assaulted a corrections lieutenant at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility today, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

The ADOC is investigating the assault, which occurred inside the prison at approximately 1 p.m.

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“The lieutenant was attempting to control the inmate, who was making threatening remarks to other corrections officers,” ADOC Public Information Manager Bob Horton said. “The inmate assault the lieutenant with a makeshift weapon, causing injury.”

Horton said the lieutenant, whose name hasn’t been released, was not stabbed, but received a minor cut above the eyelid during the assault. The lieutenant was treated for the injury and released from the hospital.

“No other inmates or officers were involved in the incident,” he said.

Horton said inmate Robert Washington, 27, is being charged with the assault. Washington is serving a 20-year sentence on a 2010 first-degree robbery conviction out of Montgomery County.

This is the second assault on a corrections official at the prison since September, when officer Kenneth Bettis was stabbed on Sept. 1, and later died of his injuries.

A Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) will remain at the facility to augment the prison’s security staff. The prison is on lock down while ADOC investigates the incident.