The Kern County Detention Officers Association says the inmate broke through the lock on his cell door. According to KCSO, the incident happened in a secure, open area of the housing unit.
The deputy attempted to physically move the inmate back into his cell, KCSO said. The deputy suffered minor to moderate injuries and was treated offsite. KCSO said he was cleared to return to work the next day, and KCDOA said he was on medical leave.
KCSO said the inmate did not escape the facility or the grounds, nor did he ambush the deputy.