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Two La Crosse County jailers injured in inmate attack

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Two La Crosse County jailers were injured Thursday morning during an attack by an inmate.

Sheriff Steve Helgeson says the jailers were doing a routine inspection of the inmates cell for contraband.

Helgeson says the inmate, identified as 25-year-old Audie C. Benford Murphy, suddenly attacked the jailers. 

Both jailers were injured and taken to Mayo Clinic Health System for treatment. They were later released.

Murphy was also injured and taken to the hospital. He has since been released.

Murphy has been in the La Crosse County jail since May of this year.

He's facing two felony counts of battery by inmate. 


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