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Inmate accused of stabbing 3 officers at Apalachee Correctional Institution charged with attempted murder

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 10:14:00-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A convicted sex offender has now been charged with attempted premeditated murder after he stabbed three officers at the Apalachee Correctional Institution East.

Authorities say 41-year-old Tyrece Fleming has been arrested and charged with possession of contraband and attempted premeditated murder of a correctional officer.

They say Fleming assaulted the officers on July 14 at approximately 11:30 a.m., following an interaction he had with the officers earlier in the day.

The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports that Fleming left the area after the interaction, got an "improvised knife" and returned to inflict deadly harm to the three officers.

As the first officer was clearing a gate, they say Fleming stabbed him repeatedly, before turning to stab two additional officers who were in the vicinity.

With the assistance of responding staff and the application of chemical agents, Fleming was subdued and taken into custody.

The three officers were examined and treated by medical staff before being transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. They have since been released from the hospital.

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Three correctional officers have been hospitalized after a violent incident at the Apalachee Correctional Institution Sunday morning.

The Sneads Police Department says that commotion broke out right before noon.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Inmate Tyrece Fleming stabbed three correctional officers at Apalachee Correctional Institution East with an "improvised weapon."

They say Fleming inflicted serious injuries to all three officers before he was subdued.

All three officers were taken to an area hospital for treatment. They have since been released from the hospital.

The Department’s Office of Inspector General is conducting an investigation and the Office of Institutions is reviewing the incident to determine necessary action.