Inmate stabbed, 2 officers attacked at Jessup prison

September 28, 1992|By Greg Tasker | Greg Tasker,Staff Writer Staff writer John Rivera contributed to this article.

An inmate was stabbed and two correctional officers were assaulted in separate incidents Saturday night at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, a state Division of Correction official reported.

Inmate Dwayne Frazier, 29, was stabbed in his back, arm and face by an unknown assailant with a homemade shank about 6:10 p.m., said Cpl. J. Scott McCauley, a correction spokesman.

Frazier was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the incident. Yesterday he was transferred to the Maryland House of Correction hospital, where he was reported in good condition, Corporal McCauley said.

The officers were treated at Howard County General Hospital for minor injuries, Corporal McCauley said.

A weapon was later recovered.

Corporal McCauley said the incidents occurred in a maximum-security area that houses 458 inmates.

The stabbing stemmed from an argument over the use of a telephone, he said. Officer Maurice Webb was assaulted by inmate Michael Jones, 25, while trying to identify some inmates in the area at the time of the stabbing, Corporal McCauley said.

In the second, unrelated assault, Correctional Officer Robert Green, 37, was attempting to put inmate David Bryant, 24, into his cell about 8:50 p.m. when Bryant struck the officer, Corporal McCauley said. Jones and Bryant were charged with assault and battery, Corporal McCauley said.

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