Prison officer recovers after attack

January 25th, 2012 at 1:04 pm by under Latest Posts

A Luna County Detention Center officer is recovering after he was blindsided with a punch to the face by an inmate.

Authorities say Dakota Choate, 22, faces felony charges of aggravated intent to commit a violent felony upon a peace officer, aggravated battery on a peace officer and assault by a prisoner.

He was originally jailed on larceny charges.

The attack left the guard with injuries to his face and neck.

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