UPDATE 09-6-2011 at 5:50pm by Jerry Askin
63-year old Jerry Miller is accused of attacking two sergeants at the Taylor Correctional Institution last Thursday. One sergeant has several broken bones in his face. The other received minor injuries.
Miller has since been moved to Florida State Prison, which is the most secure facility in the state.
"They had found a contraband item from the inmate at the time. The inmate started to get agitated, they asked the inmate to cuff up. It appeared that he was going to do so, but when they went to cuff him, he started punching them," says DOC Spokesperson Gretyl Plessinger.
Miller was sentenced to life in prison in 1991 for second degree attempted murder and aggravated battery against a law enforcement officer. The inmate now faces new charges of aggravated battery against a law enforcement officer.
We are told the Inspector General's Office is looking into the matter and further invesigating.
Perry, Florida - September 26, 2011 -
Eyewitness News has confirmed that two Taylor Correctional Institution officers were beaten by an inmate, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
The incident happened around 4pm on September 22nd at the Taylor Correctional Institution. The beating is being investigated by Inspector General’s office.
No other information has been released at this time. We have a reporter working on the story. Stay with WCTV for details.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.