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Authorities: Iowa jail inmate hurt officer, nurse

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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa jail inmate at a Mason City hospital has been accused of hurting a corrections officer and nurse while trying to escape.

The Cerro Gordo County sheriff's office says 42-year-old Dale Joseph Lewis Jr. attacked the officer Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. The officer had been guarding Lewis, who was at the hospital for undisclosed medical issues.

Lewis is accused of trying to subdue the officer before running down a hallway and knocking down a nurse.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1l9dvp0 ) the officer caught up with Lewis and used a Taser on him. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Lewis faces multiple charges, including assault on a corrections officer. He remains at the county jail. Court records do not list an attorney.

Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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