Inmate charged in connection with stabbing at Apalachee Correctional Institution

Tyrece Fleming is accused of stabbing three officers at the Apalachee Correctional Institution...
Tyrece Fleming is accused of stabbing three officers at the Apalachee Correctional Institution Sunday. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 4:24 PM CDT
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An inmate is facing charges after allegedly attacking three officers Sunday.

The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General announced Wednesday Tyrece Fleming is charged with possession of contraband and attempted premeditated murder of a correctional officer. The alleged attach took place at the Apalachee Correctional Institution in Jackson County.

“Three of our officers were stabbed in a brutal, unprovoked attack. This violence is completely unacceptable,"Secretary Mark Inch said. "Our officers come to work every day to protect Florida communities and serve courageously in this profession dedicated to public service. Our entire team stands behind these brave officers and we are praying for a swift and complete recovery from their injuries. We would like to thank our Office of Inspector General for taking swift action to arrest this inmate for this brutal attack.”

They say Fleming left the area, got an improvised knife, and returned specifically to "inflict deadly harm" to the three officers. They say as the first officer was clearing a gate, Fleming stabbed him repeatedly before turning to stab two additional officers.

The officers were taken to an area hospital for their injuries but all have been released from the hospital.

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