TBI investigates 2 alleged assaults at Morgan County jail

WARTBURG (WATE) – Two Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probes are underway into alleged assaults at the Morgan County jail.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson says the first investigation began on November 24 involving an inmate on inmate assault that two corrections officers may have encouraged or stood by while it occurred.

The second investigation began on December 15 and involves an allegation of four corrections officers assaulting an inmate hours after the inmate made a seemingly unprovoked but violent assault against two corrections officers.

DA Johnson will present the TBI’s findings to the Morgan County Grand Jury, which next meets on Monday, January 26, 2016, should the investigation be complete by that time.

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