HUNTSVILLE, TX — Three correctional officers were injured while trying to subdue an inmate early Monday morning.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on January 25 at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Ellis Unit in Huntsville, Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 46-year-old inmate Henry Brown refused a random routine pat down search in the Ellis Unit main hall. A use-of-force incident ensued to subdue Brown.
After the incident, it was discovered that three correctional officers were stabbed by an improvised weapon found on Brown.
One of the officers, a 13-year veteran, was stabbed multiple times, suffering a punctured and collapsed lung, arm and back wounds along with a broken leg. He was life-flighted to Memorial Herman hospital in Houston, where he underwent surgery. He is in stable condition.
A second officer, a six-month veteran, was hospitalized at Conroe Regional Hospital with two stab wounds to the back and a collapsed lung.
A third officer, a 12-year veteran, was treated and released at Huntsville Regional Hospital.
TDCJ says the incident is being investigated by the independent Office of Inspector General.
Brown was not injured and has been transferred to another unit. He was originally sentenced to 50 years for aggravated robbery out of Panola County and was received on December 28, 1995.