MILLER CO, AR (KSLA) - Officials say a Miller County Jail employee is dead and another is injured following an attack by an inmate.
It happened on Sunday, December 18 around 1:00 p.m. at the Miller County Detention Center when the employees reportedly got into a fight with the inmate in the kitchen area.
Authorities say both correction officers were subsequently transported to Wadley Hospital where 47-year-old Lisa Mauldin died as a result of her injuries.
Corrections Officer Demaris Allen was transported to a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital and is listed in unknown condition.
The inmate was not injured during the altercation and his identity has not been released.
There is no word as to what led to the altercation.
The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been called in to investigate the incident.
The jail is currently on lockdown.
The Miller County Sheriff's office is asking for prayers for the families of these correction officers and for the agency as they mourn the loss of one of their own.