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Assault Advisory
August 25, 2017
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FDC Assault Advisories | August 15 - 21, 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.

OCALA, Fla. – On August 15, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Lowell Annex.

Inmate Loretha Hart (272518) assaulted the officer at approximately 11:23 a.m. Inmate Hart kicked the officer in the leg. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Inmate Hart will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – On August 18, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Walton Correctional Institution.

Inmate Thomas Blacine (C01995) assaulted the officer at approximately 1:20 p.m. Inmate Blacine struck the officer several times in the face with a closed fist and kneed the officer in the groin. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

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


CLERMONT, Fla. – On August 18, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Lake Correctional Institution.

Inmate Jeffery Gordon (D34257) assaulted the officer at approximately 5:42 p.m. Inmate Gordon bit the officer. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

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


OCALA, Fla. – On August 20, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Lowell Correctional Institution.

Inmate Dawn Blankenship (K82320) assaulted the officer at approximately 6:30 p.m. Inmate Blankenship struck, scratched, bit and also attempted to kick the officer. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Inmate Blankenship will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


CHIPLEY, Fla. – On August 20, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Northwest Florida Reception Center Annex.

Inmate Tanner Harrison (D53462) assaulted the officer at approximately 5:18 p.m. Inmate Harrison became combative and head-butted the officer in the abdomen. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Inmate Harrison will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


MILTON, Fla. – On August 20, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution.

Inmate Chez Blackwell (R42644) assaulted the officer at approximately 11:12 p.m. Inmate Blackwell struck the officer in the head with a closed fist. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Inmate Blackwell will receive a disciplinary report for this assault.


BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. – On August 21, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Calhoun Correctional Institution.

Inmate John Iverson (973632) assaulted the officer at approximately 1:05 p.m. Inmate Iverson struck the officer in the face with a closed fist. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

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


For further information on the offenders listed, please visit
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/AppCommon/.

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