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Correction Officer Assaulted by Inmate


On March 10, 2023, a Correction Officer in the Morgan County Jail sustained injuries during an assault by an inmate. The Corrections Officer was completing a walkthrough when an inmate failed to respond to the verbal commands of the officer. The Corrections Officer entered the cell to check on the inmate at which time the inmate jumped and attacked the Officer. Falling backward, the Corrections Officer was able to quickly secure the cell. The Officer sustained injuries to her face and a broken arm/wrist. She is currently in good spirits and recovering.

Officer with arm in a sling

Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division obtained a warrant for Yousef Muhammad Abdi, charged with 13A-6-21 Assault 2nd. Bond $500,000


Abdi was in jail on a previous arrest by the Decatur Police Department for Breaking and Entering an Automobile.

Arrests are public information. Any indication of an individual's arrest does not imply they have been convicted of a crime. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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