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Bradley County Jail, Inmate and Correction Officer Scuffle

Paul Shahen
Eyewitness News Reporter

Bradley County, TN (WRCB) -- Just weeks after Bradley county jail saw one of it's correctional officers seriously injured, the jail avoided a scenario that could have turned worse last week.   Inmate Erin Marie Jaynes, was subdued quickly after refusing to lock down.

     Last Wednesday Bradley County jail correction officer Connie Berger had what she calls a scuffle with in-mate Erin Marie Haynes when jaynes refused to lock down.  Berger suffered a broken finger before jaynes was stunned and subdued.

     I grabbed her back, we scuffled a little bit, and she was stunned by one of the Sgt., and resolved the incident," said Berger

     Jaynes who was in jail for several charges, including drug charges, will now face charges of assault on an officer.  Although Berger suffered no major injuries.  Sheriff Tim Gobble says they treat all situations seriously, "I'm not trying to minimize it, obviously work in a jail is very serious, and you've always got to be on guard, and cognisant of the potential violence that can break out."

     Berger says, "You never know what's going to happen day by day.  Everybody responded, we went by policy procedure, and everything was taken care of."

     The sheriff says minor violence in the jail happens much more than the public realizes.  And one goal is keep minor incidents from becoming major.

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