CDCR: Inmate repeatedly stabs officer at Tehachapi prison
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
An inmate attacked an officer Tuesday at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Inmate Agustin Garcia allegedly threw a cup of hot water in the officer's face and then repeatedly stabbed him with a weapon he made.
Staff and a couple inmates helped stop the attack.
The officer, whose name was withheld, suffered stab wounds to his shoulder, neck and head. The inmate suffered a fractured skull and broken eye orbital.
Garcia has been serving time in prison since 2001 for attempted murder of a peace officer in Kings County.