Corrections officer attacked by inmate, Knox County Sheriff's Office says

Source: KCSO

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office said a corrections officer is recovering after allegedly being attacked by an inmate.

Investigators said on January 24, the inmate, Ransom Cates, was outside of his cell when he attacked a corrections officer at around 9:30 a.m.

KCSO said the officer was transported to the hospital and treated for a concussion. Investigators said the officer got stitches inside and outside of his mouth, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the sheriff's office, Cates was ordered to transfer to the Knox County Jail.

The sheriff's office has not identified the officer.

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