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Police: Inmate assaults St. Peters officers in escape effort

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Police: Inmate assaults St. Peters officers in escape effort

St. Peters, MO ( KTRS ) Authorities say a corrections officer has been seriously injured after an inmate tried to escape from St. Peters police headquarters. According to police, a 27-year-old man, who is a suspect in a burglary investigation, assaulted two corrections officers Monday. Police say as an officer attempting to give the inmate […]

Police: Inmate assaults St. Peters officers in escape effort

St. Peters, MO ( KTRS ) Authorities say a corrections officer has been seriously injured after an inmate tried to escape from St. Peters police headquarters.

According to police, a 27-year-old man, who is a suspect in a burglary investigation, assaulted two corrections officers Monday.

Police say as an officer attempting to give the inmate a new mattress was closing the suspect’s cell door, the suspect pushed it open and choked the officer before removing his radio. Police say the suspect repeatedly punched the officer, then stole money and a cellphone.

The suspect was eventually stopped by other officers. The man faces charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer, attempted escape from confinement and robbery.

The officer was taken to a hospital with serious facial injuries.

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