Police: Inmate attack results in serious head, brain injuries

Police: Inmate attack results in serious head, brain injuries

Police: Inmate attack results in serious head, brain injuries

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 2:05 PM

(WHAS 11) -- A La Grange man, in jail for unrelated offenses, is facing additional charges after Department of Corrections officials said he assaulted another inmate.

According to a police report, while housed at Louisville Metro Department of Correction Collin Schmitt struck Michael Wurth in the head, causing him to lose consciousness. Wurth then hit his head on the jail floor.

This incident happened in late March and Schmitt was officially charged with assault Thursday afternoon.

Officials say Wurth received serious physical injuries to his head including a large laceration and injuries to his brain.

Wurth was hospitalized immediately following the attack.
 

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