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Officials say correctional officer assaulted at South Central Regional Jail

A correctional officer at South Central Regional Jail is recovering after an inmate is accused of assaulting him. (WCHS/WVAH)

A correctional officer at South Central Regional Jail is recovering after an inmate is accused of assaulting him.

West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Spokesman Lawrence Messina said an inmate assaulted the officer at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Messina said the officer was knocked to the ground and was treated for a cut to the head.

At this time, no other details have been released.

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