Prison Guard Stabbed By Inmate


MILTON, FL (AP) — Officers say a Santa Rosa County prison inmate stabbed a corrections officer.

A Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman says 46-year-old inmate John Souter stabbed 31-year-old guard Andrew Parrott Wednesday morning. Parrott was taken to a hospital to be treated for a half-inch-deep wound to the chest.

The spokeswoman says Parrot was injured when he and other officers went into a cell to break up a fight between Souter and another inmate.

Souter is serving time on charges that include robbery, burglary, escape, aggravated battery and motor vehicle theft.

No charges have been filed in the stabbing, but the Department of Corrections will forward the results of its investigation to the State Attorney’s Office.



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