Inmate accused of attacking female guard at Penal Farm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County authorities confirm that a female corrections officer was attacked by a male inmate at the Shelby County Penal Farm this week.

Lt. Anthony Buckner with the sheriff’s office said it happened Monday while the guard was on duty. She was reportedly punched several times in the face.

The inmate is likely to face charges of aggravated assault. The guard is recovering, Buckner said.

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