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The Latest: Inmate apologizes in court for guard attack

The Latest: Inmate apologizes in court for guard attack

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an inmate attack at an Arkansas jail that left one guard dead and another injured (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

An inmate accused of killing a guard at an Arkansas jail has apologized in court.

The Texarkana Gazette reports ( ) that Tramell MacKenzie Hunter made the comments Monday during his first appearance in court on preliminary charges of capital murder and battery. Hunter is accused of killing correction officer Lisa Mauldin and injuring another officer in an attack Sunday at the Miller County jail in Texarkana.

The newspaper reports that Hunter said -- in his words -- "I just felt like she was messing with my life."

Judge Wren Autrey says Hunter will be transferred to a maximum security prison.


6:50 a.m.

Authorities in south Arkansas say a corrections officer has died after she was attacked by an inmate at a county jail. Another jail employee was injured.

The attack happened Sunday afternoon at the Miller County jail in Texarkana, on the state's border with Texas. The Miller County Sheriff's Office says correctional officer Lisa Mauldin died at a hospital and another officer, Demaris Allen, was injured and taken to a hospital in Little Rock.

The sheriff's office did not describe the attack or say what prompted it, but authorities say the jail is now secure and on lockdown. Arkansas State Police is investigating.

The inmate's name has not been released.

Updated : 2021-06-22 00:58 GMT+08:00