|Inmate attacks officer with lawnmower part at Angola prison|
Prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary helped officers catch a fellow inmate who attacked an officer Wednesday morning.
According to the state’s department of corrections, the incident happened around 7 a.m. when an inmate, 52-year-old David Settlemeyer, struck a correctional officer in the back of her head with a metal lawnmower wheel bracket. A scuffle ensued, but when Settlemeyer realized officers were responding to the incident, he fled to another building.
According to the department of corrections, several other inmates alerted officers to Settlemeyer’s whereabouts and helped capture him.
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