KSP investigating assault on correctional officer at penitentiary in Lyon County

(Source: Pexels/Kindel Media)
(Source: Pexels/Kindel Media)

LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are investigating an assault on a correctional officer at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Lyon County that happened Christmas day.

About 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 25, the Department of Corrections contacted KSP to report a correctional officer had been assaulted by several inmates at the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

Troopers responded to the prison and opened an investigation.

A preliminary investigation revealed five inmates arranged a gang attack on a correctional officer using a weapon while in a common area of the prison, according to KSP.

The correctional officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.

The investigation into the incident continues.

Due to the incarceration status of the suspects, KSP will present the investigation to the Lyon County Grand Jury once complete.

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