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4 inmates charged after brutal attack on Jackson County Detention Center guard

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Stephen Curtner, Rodney Rodgers, Tyrone Willard and Osiris Sneed were charged with class D felony assault. The charge was upgraded from a class E felony due to the status of the victim. (JCDC) Stephen Curtner, Rodney Rodgers, Tyrone Willard and Osiris Sneed were charged with class D felony assault. The charge was upgraded from a class E felony due to the status of the victim. (JCDC)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Wednesday that charges have been brought against four inmates who laid in wait before attacking a Jackson County Detention Center guard.

The attack happened on Aug. 26.

Stephen Curtner, 20, Rodney Rodgers, 24, Tyrone Willard, 20, and Osiris Sneed, 20, were charged with third-degree felony assault, a class D felony that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. The charge was upgraded from a class E felony due to the status of the victim. Willard was also charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a different guard on Aug 6.

Each of the suspects are awaiting trial for other charges. Prosecutors have requested $75,000 bond for each inmate.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Peters-Baker showed a video of the attack. In the video, the victim is seen on the second floor before walking down a set of stairs and being attacked by a pair of inmates. Later, a third inmate joins the attack while a fourth stands and watches before it is finally broken up.

Peters-Baker said the men punched and kicked the officer multiple times.

The attack happened on the jails fifth floor, which houses violent inmates.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp says the guard was beaten up, bruised and suffered a broken finger. He also said the guard initially said he didn’t need treatment but later allowed himself to be taken to the hospital.

Sharp says the guard had asked for help on his radio but because of the design of that section of the jail, it took a while for help to come.

In the Aug. 6 incident, involving Willard, the inmate punched a corrections officer when the inmate came out of his cell for medication. The corrections officer suffered head and facial injuries.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. released the following statement:

“It is my top priority to ensure that Jackson County operates a safe and secure facility. We are committed to supporting our corrections officers by working to provide fair compensation, appropriate training and a clean and functional facility. Holding inmates accountable for their actions when these incidents occur is essential to maintaining a safe and secure facility.

I am confident that the serious nature of these charges will send a strong message that inmates who choose to engage in such dangerous and violent behavior will be held responsible for their actions. I fully support efforts to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. I appreciate Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and Sheriff Mike Sharp for their work on this investigation.”

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