Benton County Jail Officer Assaulted by Inmate, Sheriff Says

Benton County Jail Officer Assaulted by Inmate, Sheriff Says Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Department

August 10, 2018 03:05 PM

A detention officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Benton County Jail Wednesday morning, the Benton County Sheriff's Department said.

According to a release, the officer was in the process of conducting a routine search when the inmate - identified as 33-year-old Cody Alexander Mann of Sauk Rapids - reportedly punched the detention officer in the head and also injured his shoulder. Other jail staff responded immediately and subdued the situation.

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The officer was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation.

The release said the jail - located in Foley - was placed on lockdown for the remainder of the day. And that Mann has been charged with third and fourth-degree assault in connection to the incident.

RELATED: St. Cloud Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fire to Adult Entertainment Store 

Mann was arrested last November after police said he lit a St. Cloud adult entertainment store on fire.

The assault occurred on the same day that the Minnesota Department of Corrections said a corrections sergeant at the nearby Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud was elbowed in the face by an inmate.

RELATED: County Attorney to Ask For Immediate Grand Jury for Inmate Accused of Killing Corrections Officer

A corrections officer was killed by an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater on July 18.

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