BOONE COUNTY, Ind. - An inmate is facing several new charges after investigators said he tried to pry a gun away from a correctional officer this week while he was being treated in an emergency room.
Officials with the Boone County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said a county jail corrections officer, Susan Kinney, had been overseeing an inmate who had been taken to Witham Hospital after being found unconscious in his cell at roughly noon Tuesday.
BCSO said the inmate, Bradford D. Boyers, 20, woke up in the ER room at the hospital. While he was partially restrained, he was able to reach for Kinney's gun while she reached for medical gloves.
Officials said when Boyers grabbed the gun in her holster, Kinney was able to quickly trap the firearm with her hand. A struggle ensued, with Kinney falling to the floor, reportedly on her gun side, for protection. When several nurses and medics arrived to her aid, they were finally able to get Boyers to lose his grip on the gun, and he was restrained.
Medical staff at the hospital said they found nothing wrong with Bradford, so they released him and he was taken back to a holding cell at the jail.
Investigators said Boyers later explained he just wanted to die and that he was suicidal. He reportedly claimed he wasn't going to hurt anyone but himself.
BCSO said Boyers faces several charges now, including battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting law enforcement and disarming a law enforcement officer.
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