Howard County Jail Guard Attacked by an Inmate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - A Howard County Jail guard is still recovering after being attacked by an inmate last Thursday.

We're told when the guard tried to give an inmate his medication; he kicked her several times in the mid-section and the knee.

"He didn't try to escape. We never lost control of him, he just attacked the jailer. He never left the jail," Deputy James White with the Howard County Sheriff's Office, said.

The Sheriff's Office also said they've never had a problem with the inmate before.

He's now charged with aggravated assault on a public servant.

The guard was treated and released from the hospital the same day.

She's now recovering at home.