Inmate breaks Ga. correctional officer's leg during scuffle

Michelle Cutright-Cox, 23, was physically resisting officers at the Floyd County Jail when she injured one officer's leg


By Zachary Hansen
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ROME, Ga. — A North Georgia inmate faces additional felony charges after being accused of resisting jail officers, leaving one with a broken leg, according to multiple media reports.

Michelle Cutright-Cox, 23, of Taylorsville, is accused of breaking the officer’s leg Sunday in the Floyd County Jail, the Rome News-Tribune reported. The incident led to a charge of felony aggravated battery on a police officer and counts of both felony and misdemeanor obstruction.

She was in jail after being arrested in October on felony shoplifting charges, jail records show. She was also charged with battery and unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution on the same day, warrants show.

Cutright-Cox had been denied bond on the initial three charges and remained in jail Wednesday for her 175th day in custody.

AJC.com has reached out to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

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