Fight breaks out on TDCJ bus

Coryell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a fight in progress on a prison bus Tuesday morning near Jonesboro.

CCSO Chief Deputy Rob Atkins said deputies were called out to the construction area just south of Jonesboro on State Highway 36 to provide support to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus that was transporting inmates from the Hughes Unit when several inmates began fighting.

Radio traffic at the time of the call reported 23 inmates and three guards were aboard the bus.

CCSO deputies set up a perimeter around the bus to ensure the situation remained contained.

“We were just there as support to provide perimeter security,” Atkins said.




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