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Miami County correctional officer violently assaulted by inmate

BUNKER HILL, Ind. (WISH) — A Miami Correctional Facility Officer is recovering after he was violently attacked by an inmate.

CO William Ross was attacked by Jonathan Lovelace while he was working his job duties.

Lovelace reportedly approached Ross and struck him in the face and head with a “lock in a sock.” He was then knocked to the ground and kicked in the head by Lovelace.

Ross was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He plans to continue working at the facility.

The investigation into the attack remains ongoing.

Lovelace is currently serving a 16 year sentence on a child molestation conviction in Kosciusko.