Another assault reported at the local prison. Sunday evening, Alexander Rescue and EMS responded to the Alexander Correctional Institute in regards to an incident between inmates. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections an assault took place shortly before 7pm. A victim was slashed with an unknown weapon. An officer responding also sustained injuries. The inmate and the officer were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center in Conover where they were treated and released with whats being called “minor injuries.” The inmate has returned to the prison population and the officer is expected to resume regular duties soon.
An internal investigation by the prison staff is underway as well as an investigation by the Alexander County Sheriffs Office. It’s likely charges will be filed soon. The Department spokesperson would not identify those involved in the attack.