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Two correctional officers assaulted by inmate at Newton Correctional Facility
By ktvo.com- Ela Soroka
Published: 03/12/2019

NEWTON, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Corrections says two correctional officers were assaulted by an inmate on Monday night.

The assault happened around 6 p.m., when the inmate allegedly became hostile after being given an order by the staff.

The inmate was instructed to allow for restraints to be applied, but when the officers attempted to apply the restraints, the inmate became physically combative

The Department of Corrections says the inmate bit and punched one of the officers, while the other officer also suffered minor injuries.

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