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Alabama correctional officer attacked by inmate

Photo: Daryl Rowell Source: The Alabama Department of Corrections

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is investigating an attack on a correctional officer that occurred at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Wednesday.

Officials with the correctional facility said that at around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27th an officer was escorting Daryl Rowell, 27, to a housing area inside the prison when Rowell attacked the officer with a makeshift weapon.

The correctional officer was cut in the assault and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Rowell is serving a life-without-parole sentence on a 2016 murder conviction in Macon County.

The ADOC is investigating the incident and will charge Rowell with the assault.

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