Wabash Valley prison guard hospitalized after inmate attack

Inmate Glen Young (left), attacked Officer Benjamin Scott (right) on July 11, 2016. (Provided Photo/WTHI)

CARLISLE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Wabash Valley prison is on lockdown after an assault on a guard.

It happened around 8:30 Monday morning at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle.

According to a representative from the prison, offender 30-year-old Glen Young attacked 43-year-old Correctional Officer Benjamin Scott.

Scott was rushed to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute after he suffered facial fractures, along with other injuries.

Investigators haven’t been able to determine the motive for the attack.

Scott is from Greene County and has worked at the prison for eight years.

Young was serving a six-year sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm conviction.

He was set to be released in February of next year.

“Our prayers are with Officer Scott and his family during his treatment and recovery from his injuries,” said WVCF Superintendent Richard Brown said.

The facility will remain on lockdown status until the criminal investigation is complete.

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