Local Jailer Injured in Attack

Meridian, Miss.

A Lauderdale County jailer was injured over the weekend in an altercation with an inmate.

The jailer was taken to the hospital and received stitches for a wound to his face after the incident Sunday morning at the jail. He was later released.

Investigators say one of the inmates jumped the corrections officer and began beating him.

Investigators are still working to determine which inmate is responsible for the attack.