News Spotlight: Corrections Deputy Attacked at Ingham County Jail

According to a press release, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, a corrections deputy working at the Ingham County Jail was brutally attacked by an inmate while completing safety and well-being checks. The deputy was able to call for backup and fight off the attack but sustained significant injuries from multiple punches to the face and head before additional responding deputies subdued the inmate.

The injured deputy has been serving in corrections for just under a year. The deputy was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for her non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown when she will be able to return to work.

The suspect has been in custody for over two years awaiting trial for homicide.

Sheriff Wriggelsworth stated, “This is a clear reminder of the dangers our deputies face daily. We are grateful for the prompt response of our staff to intervene in the active assault and mitigate the outcome which likely would have been much worse. I would also like to thank Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane for personally visiting our deputy at the hospital”

The assault is being investigated by the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. The report will be sent to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for review.