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Update: La Crosse County inmate charged with attacking two jailers

Update: La Crosse County inmate charged with attacking two jailers

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A La Crosse inmate was charged Friday after two La County County jailers were injured inspecting his cell

Audie Benford Murphy

Audie Benford Murphy

Audie C. Benford-Murphy, 25, who has been incarcerated since May 16, is accused of attacking two jailers Thursday while they were conducting a routine inspection of his cell about 8:30 a.m.

He was charged Friday with two counts of battery by prisoner in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

Both jailers were injured in the incident and transported to Mayo Clinic Health System, where they were treated and released. Benford-Murphy was transported to Gundersen Health System for treatment of his injuries and released.

Benford-Murphy has a record including drug possession, maintaining a drug trafficking place and battery by prisoners.



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