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Sheriff: Inmate beats jailer, causes concussion

Published On: Aug 07 2013 10:28:55 AM CDT
Tim King

A Greene County inmate will be facing new charges for allegedly attacking a jailer, causing a concussion and a fractured bone.

According to Sheriff Lemmie Smith, Officer Lonnie Meadows asked inmate Timothy King to get back into his cell Monday afternoon. But King then repeatedly punched Meadows in the face, Sheriff Smith said.

Meadows suffered a concussion and a fractured bone under his eye, said Sheriff Smith. He was treated at Vidant Medical Center and released. But Meadows will be out of work until a doctor approves his return, Sheriff Smith said.

King was being held on a charge of misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. But Sheriff Smith said King will likely face new charges for the attack on the detention officer.