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Sedgwick County inmate facing charges after attack officers

September 10, 2021 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County jail inmate is facing more charges after he allegedly used a metal shank during an attack on deputies at the jail.

Sheriff’s Lt. Benjamin Blick says 56-year-old James Brown was booked Thursday on three possible charges of attempted first-degree murder, KAKE-TV reported.

The sheriff’s office said three deputies were taking Brown back to his cell Wednesday night when he brandished a metal shank and swung it at them.

During the ensuing struggle, two of the deputies suffered injuries to their hands. Brown was taken to a hospital for treatment and then returned to his call. The department has not specified what type of injuries Brown suffered.

Brown has been jailed in March on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and animal cruelty.

Authorities say he struck his girlfriend and her dog several times with a sword during an argument on March 2. The woman and dog both recovered.