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Fayette County Inmate Attacks and Injures Correctional Officer

A Fayette County correctional officer was injured earlier this week by an inmate.

It happened at the Fayette County Jail in West Union on Tuesday morning around 4:30 am. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the inmate was being moved from one cell to another after damaging a sprinkler in her jail cell when she attacked the correctional officer, striking the officer several times.

The inmate, 48-year old Jeannie Murphy of Cedar Rapids, has been charged with Attempted Murder, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupation Use/Display of a Dangerous Weapon and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree.

The Sheriff’s Office has not indicated what kind of weapon was used in the attack or released the current condition of the officer.

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