Corrections Officer Attacked at State Prison

A corrections officer in Huntingdon County is recovering after being gruesomely attacked by a state prison inmate.

State Police at Huntingdon says inmate John Carter attacked officer Russell Deeters around 3:00PM Tuesday at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon. Deeters is serving a life prison sentence at the facility. Officials say the altercation happened after Dieters asked Carter to lower the volume on a radio. The attack lasted for less than 10 seconds.

Deeters is recovering at a Pittsburgh hospital. He suffered a broken jaw and other head-related injuries. Carter has since been moved out of the facility.


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