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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Inmate Hurts 2 Deputies in Fight

Detention officers suffer broken arms in melee, Sheriff's Office reports.

By Gabrielle Finley
The Ledger, FL

LAKELAND -- A jail inmate broke the arms of two detention deputies Thursday night at the South County Jail in Frostproof, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reported Friday afternoon.

The inmate at the center of Thursday night's fight was identified as Theodis Richardson, 30.

Richardson, in jail on attempted murder and other charges, is accused of attacking detention deputy Brian Leach as he attempted to handcuff the 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 269-pound inmate.

Leach and deputy Derrick Hartline, who came to Leach's aid, both suffered broken arms in the melee, according to the Polk Sheriff's Office.



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