Lauderdale County, Miss. An inmate at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility has been charged with the assault of a correctional officer.
Roy Nealy was already incarcerated on a carjacking charge under $100,000 bond. He now has an additional $5,000 bond for the assault charge.
Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says that Nealy attacked the officer early Sunday. The jailer was treated at a hospital for a laceration and a chipped tooth.
"In Mississippi, when you assault a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, that is a felony charge," said Calhoun. "So we will be presenting that case to the next available grand jury for an indictment. "
The correctional officer was not seriously injured and Calhoun says he is recovering well.
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