Inmate assaults state prison employee, restrained with non-lethal rounds

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.

 

 

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