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Tramell MacKenzie Hunter appearing in a Texarkana, Ark. court KSLA


A correctional officer was killed and another jail employee injured after they were attacked by an inmate at a south Arkansas county jail, authorities said.

The attack occurred at the Miller County jail in Texarkana, on the state’s border with Texas. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office said correctional officer Lisa Mauldin, 47, died at a hospital as a result of her injuries. Officer Demaris Allen was transferred to the University of Arkansas Medical Science Facility in Little Rock in critical condition.

The attack occurred at 1 p.m. in the kitchen, KTSV reported, though officials did not immediately say what prompted the incident.

Authorities said the jail is now secure and on lockdown.

The inmate, who was not injured during the altercation, has been identified as Tramell MacKenzie Hunter.

It’s reported that Hunter said — in his words — “I just felt like she was messing with my life.”

A statement from jail officials obtained by Arkansas Online asked for “prayers for the families of these correction officers and for the agency as we mourn the loss of one of our own.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Mauldin’s death is a reminder that “the officers who guard our jails are in just as much danger as those who diligently patrol our streets.”

“I commend the service of Officer Mauldin and know that she was a dedicated member of the force who never forgot the oath she took to protect and serve,” Rutledge said in a statement.

Corrections Officer Lisa Mauldin-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, December 19, 2016.


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