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Mule Creek State Prison investigating attempted murder of an officer

IONE ― Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) officials are investigating the attempted murder of a correctional officer that occurred Sunday afternoon in Facility A during a recreation yard release.

At 12:31 p.m., inmate Brian Jones, 28, came out of his cell and asked the floor officer, “What’s up?” Jones then punched the officer in the face and struck him multiple times in the head and in the back under his protective vest with an inmate-made weapon.

Responding staff used physical force, batons, and pepper spray to quell the incident.

The battered officer suffered multiple stab wounds to the back of his head, one stab wound to his ribs and a laceration under his left eye. Additional stab wounds were prevented by his protective vest. He was transported to an outside hospital and released Sunday night, receiving sutures for the laceration under his eye.

Three other officers also sustained injuries during the incident and were treated at outside hospitals and released. Two officers suffered injured knees in the incident and a third injured his hand.

All the officers involved are expected to make full recoveries from their injuries.

Inmate movement is limited as the MCSP Investigative Services Unit examines the incident.

While being treated for minor injuries after the attack, Jones became aggressive and uncooperative, ultimately pushing his wheelchair over backwards, causing an injury to the back of his head that required treatment for bleeding.

Jones was later transferred to California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC).

Jones was received into CDCR custody on July 8, 2014 from Sacramento County to serve a 58-years-to-life sentence with the possibility of parole for First Degree Murder.

MCSP opened in 1987, houses 3,619 inmates and employs approximately 1,700 people.


May 22, 2017 

Contact: Lt. Angelo Gonzalez 
(209) 274-5080