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Corrections officer recovering after assault at Beeville's McConnell unit

A guard is recovering after being attacked by an inmate at the William G. McConnell Correctional Unit in Beeville.
Posted at 11:10 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 10:56:09-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — KRIS 6 News has learned that a 30-year-old correctional sergeant was involved in an altercation with a 29-year-old inmate at the William G. McConnell Correctional Unit in Beeville on Tuesday night.

Staff was able to subdue the offender after the assault.

The prison declined identifying the officer and the inmate.

The sergeant was transported by LifeFlight to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital where he is reportedly responding to care, and is expected to recover.

No further details are available as the incident is under investigation by the independent Office of the Inspector General.

The prisoner is serving a 40-year sentence for a murder in Bexar County. He could face additional charges for this attack.