Barren County Inmate Accused of Assaulting Deputy Jailer

Michael Meredith

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. -- The Barren County Sheriff’s Office says responded to the Barren County Jail on Sunday after being contacted by jail officials in reference to a Deputy Jailer being assaulted by an inmate.

Deputies say Michael R. Meredith, 21, of Louisville, was charged with assault 2nd degree after striking Deputy Jailer Christopher Wright several times in the head.

The attack occurred inside a cell early Sunday morning while the deputy was filling out paperwork.

Deputy Wright along with another Deputy Jailer was able to subdue Meredith and remove him from the cell after the attack occurred.

Deputy Wright was taken to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the attack.

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