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Inmate charged in October attack on KCSO corrections officer

The incident happened on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knox County inmate attacked and hurt a county corrections officer in October at the detention facility, a Knox County indictment states.

A grand jury indicted Jordan L. Scott, 26, on a count of aggravated assault. He's due June 23 in Knox County Criminal Court, records show.

Court records list his current address as a state mental health facility in Chattanooga.

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Attack by inmate on correctional officer Oct. 6 at detention facility.

Scott without warning attacked Knox County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer Ronald Lee, repeatedly punching him the morning of Oct. 6 in the common area of a pod at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility run by the Sheriff's Office, authorities allege.

RELATED: Knox County correctional officer undergoes surgery after attack at detention facility

Lee was knocked back against an inmate in a wheelchair and ended up on the floor. Another inmate grabbed Scott and flung him to the floor, controlling him until authorities could rush in to help.

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The Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in Knox County

Lee required surgery.

Scott had previously been accused of assaulting jail personnel at the facility. He was being held at the time last fall on aggravated robbery and resisting arrest charges in connection with an incident at the Family Dollar store on Magnolia Avenue.

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