Two deputies injured in apparent jailhouse scuffle

March 20, 2008 12:06:47 PM PDT
A morning jailhouse scuffle injured two Durham County sheriff's deputies.

According to a press release sent by the Durham Sheriff's Office, the two deputies were injured during a "small scale disturbance" at the Durham County Jail around 10 a.m. Thursday.

Officials say the officers were trying to stop a fight that involved two inmates when one of the inmates in the confrontation attempted to assault a a third inmate.

The inmates involved in the disturbance were not injured.

The detention officers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.


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