Dillon County jail guard hurt by inmate over food tray

Dillon County Detention Center (WPDE)

A correctional officer at the Dillon County Detention Center is recovering after being assaulted by an inmate over a food tray on Sunday, according to Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's Office.

Arnette released the following statement:

"On Sunday, May 13, 2018 a corrections officer with the Dillon County Detention Center was assaulted by an inmate. The assault occurred when the corrections officer was delivering a food tray to the inmate and the inmate become confrontational about the food tray. The corrections officer received injuries during the assault and had to receive medical treatment related to the injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Dillon Police Department. "

The inmate nor the correctional officer's names have been released at this time.

We'll let you know when the investigation is complete.

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