Correctional Officer Assaulted At James T Vaughn

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Problems continue to arise at James T Vaughn in Smyrna as another correctional officer was assaulted Tuesday. The officer was working in the clinic and went to the infirmary to clean trash from dinner. When she opened the cell door to take out the trash, the inmate moved in on the officer. She put her hands up to defend herself, and the inmate hit her arms and then took a fighting stance. The inmate then ran past the officer and went down the hallway. She chased the inmate, who started to swing at her. The officer used pepper spray to control him. The officer was not badly injured in the fight.