Inmate allegedly attacks officer at jail

Published 9:17 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Troup County Jail Officer was allegedly attacked by an inmate last week. According to Troup County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff Duran, Officer Josh Wilson is fine after being physically attacked by inmate Antonio Hines, 40.

“The officer called in the tower that he needed assistance, and another officer came to his aid and Tased the guy,” Duran said. “[Hines] was on top of the officer.”

Duran said Hines has been at the jail since Jan. 31 for marijuana possession, simple assault, terroristic threats and battery. Duran said Hines could face another charge of felony obstruction for the assault and may lose privileges.

“If you offer violence, it’s different from running from an officer or fleeing. When you actually offer violence, it’s a felony,” Duran said.

Sheriff James Woodruff said inmate attacks on officers are “sporadic” and usually occur when booking someone in the jail. Incidents like this in the jail are rare, Duran said.