TOM GREEN COUNTY DETENTION OFFICER ASSAULTED
At approximately 10:32 AM on Thursday, September 16, 2021, a Tom Green County Corrections Officer was assaulted by an inmate within a multiple occupancy unit at the Tom Green County Detention Center. The assault occurred as the corrections officer escorted medical personnel distributing medications. Shortly after the assault, the offending inmate was identified as Brian Garcia. Garcia was relocated to a single-person cell following the assault.
Garcia is currently incarcerated on charges including Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Burglary of a Habitation among other felonies.
The correctional officer was transported to Shannon Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries.
The cell block where the incident occurred remains in lockdown status while the investigation into the incident occurs.