EVERETT — Two corrections deputies and a sergeant were injured Wednesday after they were assaulted by an inmate at the Snohomish County Jail.
All three have been released from the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.
The incident was reported about 1 a.m. in the maximum security unit. The inmate, a 28-year-old man, was out of his cell for free time. He allegedly attacked without provocation. He remains in jail custody and is being investigated for multiple counts of first-degree assault.
One deputy was punched multiple times and lost consciousness, according to the police report. He suffered broken facial bones. The inmate allegedly stole the second deputy’s electronic stun gun and used it as a blunt weapon. The sergeant also was punched.
The inmate had been booked March 5 by Lake Stevens police. He was accused of burglary, resisting arrest and punching an officer. At the time, police said the man has mental health issues.
In December, another inmate was accused of attacking a corrections deputy. He is charged with first-degree assault. The deputy has since returned to work.
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