La. prisoners help COs catch fellow inmate after he attacked female officer

The officer's injuries are not life threatening, DOC says


By Advocate Staff
The Advocate

ANGOLA, La. — Prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola helped guards on Wednesday catch a fellow inmate after he attacked a female corrections officer, said Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick.

David Settlemeyer, 52, hit the female officer in the back of the head with a metal lawnmower wheel bracket in her office at Main Prison on Tuesday morning, Pastorick said. After a brief scuffle, Settlemeyer ran to another building, where several other inmates helped responding officers find him and detain him.

David Settlemeyer, 52, is serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (AP file photo/Judi Bottoni)
David Settlemeyer, 52, is serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (AP file photo/Judi Bottoni)

Settlemeyer is serving a life sentence as a habitual offender for a solicitation for murder conviction in Calcasieu Parish, Pastorick said.

The female officer's injuries are not life-threatening, Pastorick said. He said the incident remains under investigation.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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