Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

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July 17, 2017
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FDC Assault Advisory | July 15, 2017

This is a report of assault advisories that occurred during the specified timeframe. An assault advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

WAKULLA, Fla. - On July 15, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Wakulla Annex.

Inmate Maurice Dorcent (W30114) assaulted the officer at approximately 6:05 a.m. ET. Inmate Dorcent stabbed the officer in the back. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted injuries. Inmate Dorcent will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also conducting a criminal investigation and charges are pending against the inmate.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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