An officer at the Shawnee County Department of Corrections was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by an inmate.
Major Tim Phelps says Officer Lacy Noll was attacked around 4:45 p.m. while working her post. Noll suffered lacerations and other facial injuries in the attack.
The injuries were considered non-life threatening and Noll has been released from the hospital.
Phelps says Noll was attacked by 26-year-old Allen Thomas Schroeder, Jr., of Topeka.
Schroeder was booked on November 2, 2016 on charges for aggravated battery, domestic battery and parole violations.
Phelps confirms there was a weapon used in the assault and that it fashioned out of something inside the module.
The jail was placed on lockdown immediately following the attack.
“We’re keeping tight control over things right now because we’re going to be shaking the whole area down,” Phelps told WIBW News Now after the incident. “We want to make sure there’s not a risk of anything else.”
The lockdown was lifted at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Phelps says the assault on Officer Noll is being investigated by the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for internal security examination.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is also gathering information for the District Attorney to decide what charges may be filed against Schroeder.