Inmate charged with assault
An SCI Pine Grove inmate has been charged with aggravated assault and other offenses for allegedly punching and kicking a corrections officer.
Larrie Derrick Jefferson, 37, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and single counts each of assault by prisoner, simple assault and harassment.
According to state police in Indiana, Jefferson punched and kicked corrections officer Clifford Allison, 48, following a verbal exchange between the two at the White Township prison on Feb. 14.
Allison suffered a cut to his lip and chin and abrasions on his head, according to reports.
Jefferson is serving 15- to 30-year sentence for third-degree murder.