Miss. inmate charged after assaulting 2 COs

One officer was punched in the head and another sustained a broken ankle after breaking up an altercation between two inmates


William Moore
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO, Miss. — An inmate at the Lee County Jail is now facing additional felony charges after allegedly attacking to jailers last weekend.

According to a release by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, an inmate was causing problems in a holding cell Saturday, Jan. 18. As corrections officers were removing the disrupting inmate, a second inmate would not allow the the officer to close the door. Other officers responded to get the situation under control and the inmate retrained.

During the altercation one officer was punched in the head and another sustained a broken ankle. Quartaveus K. Lyles, 19 of Stone Street, Tupelo, was charged with two counts of simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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