Nov. 09--MODESTO -- A Stanislaus County Correctional Deputy was recovering today from injuries he sustained during a confrontation with an inmate.
The deputy, whose name is being withheld by law enforcement, was assaulted at about 5 p.m. Monday in the downtown men's jail, according to Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
The deputy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with moderate injuries and was released several hours later.
Citing the ongoing investigation, Bejaran would not release the name of the person or people responsible for the assault, but said detectives are in the process of interviewing multiple people.
Charges have not been filed at this time.
Bejaran would not say if a weapon was used.
The assault happened on the third floor of the jail on a tier that houses maximum security inmates segregated from the general population.
The two-person cells can house anyone from violent offenders to those in protective custody for offenses like sex crimes or crimes against children, Bejaran said.
The assault happened in a hallway outside of a cell.
Only one inmate can leave his cell at a time and is always accompanied by a correctional deputy, Bejaran said.
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