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Inmate from Johnson County accused of prison guard attack

HENRY COUNTY (KWWL) - Authorities say an inmate at Department of Corrections facilities attacked a guard Wednesday.

John Contreras, who is serving a six-year sentence for two counts of 2nd degree OWI, two counts of 3rd degree Theft, and a "Third and Subsequent Alcohol Offense," allegedly attacked a prison guard after he was informed he would be moving to another unit.

The guard was taken to Henry County Medical Center after corrections staff say Contreras attacked the guard while the officer was placing a restraint on Contreras' hand.

The guard suffered cuts and bruises to the face.

The Henry County Attorney's office will prosecute the charges.

Online Producer:  Adam Amdor

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