JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies are recovering after being assaulted by a murder suspect in the jail Friday afternoon.
Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office said around 2 p.m. Friday the suspect was being decontaminated after being subdued with pepper spray when he started screaming that he wanted police to kill him and began assaulting officers.
One officer suffered a broken hand and the other sustained shoulder injuries.
The suspect was treated at a hospital over the weekend and is now back in custody at the jail.
The Sheriff’s Office said they are reviewing the incident and will make recommendations to improve the safety of staff and inmates.
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