Three correctional peace officers are recovering after an inmate attacked them at a San Diego-area correctional facility, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said.
The incident happened at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when inmate Timothy Green, 55, knocked a correctional officer unconscious by striking the right side of his face, at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
Green advanced toward the officer and continue his attack, the CDCR reported. It was then that a lieutenant responded, trying to subdue the inmate. Green head-butted the lieutenant in the face.
Another officer responded, helping the lieutenant restrain the inmate.
Two officers and the lieutenant were transported to an outside hospital for treatment. The first officer involved suffered a head injury, the second suffered a sprained forearm and the lieutenant suffered a sprained hand. They were later released and all three are expected to make a full recovery. The inmate was not injured.
Green has been moved to the Administrative Segregation Unit pending an investigation.
Green was first admitted to state prison in 1988 in Los Angeles County with a 15-year-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. In 1991, he was sentenced to two years in prison for battery on a peace officer in Solano County. In 2014, he was sentenced to an additional two years in prison for aggravated battery on a peace officer by gassing and battery on a non-prisoner.
It is unclear if Green will face charges for the incident.
The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility provides housing and supervision for approximately 3,200 male minimum to high-security inmates. It sits southeast of San Diego near the Otay County Open Space Preserve.