BUCKEYE, AZ - Authorities have identified an inmate at a state prison in Buckeye who allegedly assaulted and injured a corrections officer before being restrained.
Arizona Department of Corrections officials say 36-year-old Antonio Salley is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and armed robbery.
He allegedly struck the officer several times in the head and body about 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Tower guards then fired two non-lethal rounds at the inmate before he was restrained.
Corrections officials say the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and that the inmate also was transported for medical evaluation.
The unit where the assault occurred was placed on lockdown.