MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Update: The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on Monday morning regarding Saturday’s stabbing incident that injured a correctional officer.
Sheriff Phil Sims said the inmate who stabbed the correctional officer was identified as Emily Sledge.
Watch the full briefing below:
Original: One female correctional officer who works in the Marshall County Jail was transported to the hospital after being stabbed on Saturday morning.
Deputies said a female inmate in the Marshall County Jail, who is being held on drug charges, stabbed the correctional officer. WAFF is told the stabbing occurred around 11:00 a.m. on May 1.
According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the officer has been transported to Marshall Medical Center North and is alert at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.
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