A Correction Officer at the Alexander Correctional Institute was assaulted Saturday evening. The North Carolina Deprtment of Public Safety has issued the following statement:At approximately 8:00 p.m. Saturday, inmate Richard Lennox (#1112775) assaulted a correctional officer at Alexander Correctional Institution by striking him with his fist. The officer was taken to an outside medical facility where he was evaluated and released.
The incident occurred in a hallway near a housing area when the inmate was refusing the officer’s orders. There were no injuries to the inmate or other staff. DPS is investigating the incident and will pursue assault charges against the inmate.
According to public information, Richard Lennox is 26 years old and is serving a 17 year sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Cumberland County. He was convicted in 2015 and was transferred to the Alexander Correctional Institute in January, 2018.