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Video shows inmates helping Ohio CO being assaulted by prisoner

Inmate David Lee Baker threw water on Richland County CO Steve McDonnell and started punching him


By CorrectionsOne Staff

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Security footage shows several Ohio inmates helping a CO who was being assaulted by another inmate.

WJW reports that on Nov. 9, inmate David Lee Baker threw water on Richland County CO Steve McDonnell and started punching him. McDonnell attempted to gain control and used a TASER to restrain Baker. Other inmates then came to the CO’s aid. 

McDonnell was transported to a hospital for a possible concussion.

Chief Deputy Joe Masi said that officials were grateful for the inmates who came to the officer’s aid, but he doesn’t encourage inmates to get involved for their own safety. Other deputies were on the way to help McDonnell, he added.

Baker faces additional charges, including assault on a CO.

 

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