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North MS jail official cut by inmate awaiting trial for murdering mother

A North MS correctional officer was cut by an inmate over the weekend, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Department officials.

From the release:

n June 29th, 2019, Lee County Detention Officers were doing a daily count and inspection of the cell blocks. While in the process, Inmate Antonio Gladney began to become very agitated. Gladney then showed a homemade knife (shank) and began threating to stab the officers. Inmate Gladney then lunged at Officers with the knife causing one Corrections Officer to get cut. As Corrections Officers attempted to subdue Gladney he kicked and head-butted other Corrections Officers. Gladney was eventually brought under control. The Corrections Officers were treated for their injuries and returned to work.

At the time of the incident, Gladney was in the Lee County Jail awaiting trial for Murder and also numerous assaults on officers.

Newest charges:
Aggravated Assault on an Officer
Simple Assault on an Officer (2 Counts)Antonio L. Gladney
37 years of age
Shannon, Ms.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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