Sheriff's office: Video shows inmate attack deputy at Virginia county jail
A video posted on the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Facebook page shows an inmate punching a deputy several times at the Culpeper County Jail.
CBS affiliate WTVR reported that the deputy was able to subdue the inmate with a taser and another deputy helped restrain him. According to the sheriff's office, the inmate, Davion Person, had already flooded another cell and damaged a camera.
Person was moved to an isolation cell where he was holding a mattress when the deputy went into the cell. That's when the deputy was attacked. He suffered a facial injury, but Person was not injured.
Person is in jail on attempted murder charges and charges of shooting a firearm from a vehicle among other charges, said WTVR.
Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins issued a statement on the incident:
"I'd like to share a video clip of the incident and commend Deputy Buffalo and our entire jail staff for the work they do every day and the manner in which this assault was handled.
To his credit, inmate Person has already apologized to Deputy Buffalo for the assault and made no excuses for his angry attack."