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Inmate attacked by co-defendants in case

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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LaGRANGE — Troup County Sheriff’s Office investigators announced Friday they charged three inmates for attacking another inmate inside the jail.

According to investigators, Kendrick J. Smith, 23; Michael F. Ford, 19, and Joe D. Weldon, 21, were each charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of influencing a witness.

The inmates reportedly attacked Antonio Harris, another inmate in the jail and a co-defendant in an upcoming Troup County Superior Court case, TCSO officials stated.

Investigators said Harris allegedly refused to perjure himself and was attacked inside the jail.

Harris sustained a serious laceration to his face and other injuries, officials said.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.