AP: Authorities: Inmate assaults detention deputy at Kansas jail

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WICHITA, Kan. — Authorities say a detention deputy has been assaulted by an inmate at the Sedgwick County jail and has sustained multiple facial fractures.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the deputy was attempting to get the inmate to return to a cell early Tuesday after he had been let out to shower. Authorities say the inmate struck the deputy in the face with a closed fist at least twice, knocking him to the floor.

The deputy received 15 stitches.

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