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
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.
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.