August 10, 2018 03:05 PM
A detention officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Benton County Jail Wednesday morning, the Benton County Sheriff's Department said.
According to a release, the officer was in the process of conducting a routine search when the inmate - identified as 33-year-old Cody Alexander Mann of Sauk Rapids - reportedly punched the detention officer in the head and also injured his shoulder. Other jail staff responded immediately and subdued the situation.
The officer was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation.
The release said the jail - located in Foley - was placed on lockdown for the remainder of the day. And that Mann has been charged with third and fourth-degree assault in connection to the incident.
Mann was arrested last November after police said he lit a St. Cloud adult entertainment store on fire.
The assault occurred on the same day that the Minnesota Department of Corrections said a corrections sergeant at the nearby Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud was elbowed in the face by an inmate.
A corrections officer was killed by an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater on July 18.
Updated: August 10, 2018 03:05 PM
Created: August 10, 2018 02:57 PM
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