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Inmate reportedly breaks officer's hand and knocks another officer unconscious in attack at North Kern State Prison

Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 19:06:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it is investigating an attack on two correctional officers by an inmate at the North Kern State Prison.

According to officials, the incident happened on Tuesday around 8:45 p.m. when an inmate, identified as 23-year-old Traymar Robinson, approached an officer who was monitoring inmate movement in the Reception Center on Facility D. Officials said Robinson struck the officer in the face with his fists.

Another officer then attempted to stop the attack but Robinson struck him as well, according to officials. Robinson reportedly ignored verbal orders to get down and so a third officer responded before they were able to detain Robinson.

Two of the officers involved in the attack were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One officer suffered a broken hand and the other was knocked unconscious, the CDCR detailed.

Officials said Robinson was placed in prison back in August of 2013 for second-degree robbery. He was then paroled in October of 2017 before he was received by CDCR on July 9, 2018 from San Bernardino County to serve a four-year sentence for vehicle theft and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Since the alleged attack, Robinson has been placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the investigation.