Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack

Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 2:11 PM CST
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A jail inmate in Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after authorities say he attacked a corrections officer, critically injuring him.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office says court documents show 20-year-old Johnny R. Dunlap attacked the officer with a plastic cone and other objects Wednesday night at the Jackson County Detention Center. The name of the officer, who is in a hospital as a result of his injuries, hasn't been released.

The prosecutor's office says the officer was unconscious during most of the assault and he suffered fractured facial and nasal bones.

Prosecutors want Dunlap's bond set at $250,000 for the attack. Dunlap faces up to life in prison if convicted. Online court records did not list an attorney for him Thursday.

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