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Jailer hurt badly, beaten by inmate

– An Allen County Sheriff’s Department confinement officer was taken to a hospital in serious condition Wednesday after an inmate struck him multiple times, knocking him unconscious, police said.

Sheriff’s department officers and Fort Wayne police were called to the Allen County Jail, 417 S. Calhoun St., at 11:25 a.m. when an officer reported needing assistance, the sheriff’s department said.

The officer, who had been hit several times in the head by the inmate, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, said Adam Griffith, a sheriff’s department spokesman.

The confinement officer, who was not identified Wednesday, called for help using an emergency button on his radio before losing consciousness, Griffith said.

Griffith said there was no weapon at the scene and officers believe the inmate used his hand to strike the officer.

The inmate’s name was not released Wednesday. The case remains under investigation, police said.

jcrothers@jg.net

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