TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County corrections officers were lucky to escape with scratches after an inmate tussles with them.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says 25-year-old Amelia Bolton was originally arrested for felony meth possession charges.
He says the incident happened late Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson says there were only two officers working the booking department that night.
A female officer was doing a cell check at the time of the incident. Both officers had been working with the department for about six months.
Luckily, Johnson says the officers only received a few scratches. But it could have been worse.
Johnson says Bolton was under the influence of meth, which could have sparked the incident.
He says the struggle lasted for nearly five minutes before other officers could assist with detaining Bolton.
Johnson says Bolton will now face felony charges on attacking a correctional officer.
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