The prosecuting attorney for Pine Bluff has charged four inmates in the Sept. 28 attack of two correctional officers, which began, the state police report says, over the confiscation of a “home-made hoodie.”
According to the state police affidavit, Kirk Taylor Jr. approached officer Corey Lowery about the confiscation of the hoodie. Taylor then attacked and “cut and stabbed officer Lowery several times with a home-made weapon.”
During this, three other inmates — Alfred Maxey, Jeremy Williams
Another officer, Herbert Straughn, was also in the hallway and attempted to respond as the attack occurred, receiving “wounds to the back of his head and neck” in the process.
Eventually, more officers responded and the inmates fled into a barracks and “barricaded the doors.”
On the same day, another attack occurred in the Tucker Maximum Security Unit and had “multiple injuries to face and head and was taken to a hospital for treatment.”
UPDATE (10:09 a.m., Dec. 15)
A fifth inmate, Gary Gould, was charged in the Tucker Maximum Security incident.
The affidavit provided by State Police details of the incident.