Two Miller County Correction Officers Attacked, One Dead
Two female Miller County Correction Officers were attacked Sunday afternoon, leaving one dead and the other hospitalized in Little Rock.
According to the Miller County Sheriff's Office, the attack by an inmate occurred around 1PM yesterday inside the County Detention Center. The inmate's name has not been released.
Both correction officers were initially transported to Wadley Hospital for injuries sustained during the attack. Corrections Officer Lisa Mauldin died from the injuries she sustained. Corrections Officer Demaris Allen was transferred to a Little Rock, Ark., hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division was called in to investigate the incident. The detention center was reported secure and under lock down as of Sunday night.
The Miller County Sheriff's Office is asking for your prayers for the families of these correction officers and for the agency as they mourn the loss of one of their own.
Exact details on exactly how and where inside the facility the two officers were attacked has not been released.