California inmate attempts to stab deputy and fellow inmate with makeshift knife

A California inmate serving time for murder attempted to stab a sheriff's deputy and a fellow inmate with a makeshift knife, sparking a chaotic fight in the jail that was caught on video.

The violence took place at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamango around 2:45 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBSD) said in a press release.

Christopher Lommie Jackson, 25, who has been in custody since 2019, armed himself with a jail-made metal knife and attempted to stab another inmate, sheriff's deputies said.

When deputies arrived to break up the altercation, Jackson attempted to stab a deputy and throw him to the ground, prompting more deputies to intervene to stop the assault. The violence spread into the hallway as officers cornered Jackson to arrest him.

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The attack prompted sheriff's deputies to intervene. (SBSD)

The deputy who was attacked suffered “moderate facial injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital,” SBSD said.

“Such violent behavior poses a serious threat to the safety and security of our staff and jail populations,” Sheriff Shannon Dicus said in a statement. “Our deputies work tirelessly to maintain order and ensure a safe environment within our correctional facilities. We will pursue maximum legal consequences for those who commit attacks in our correctional facilities.”

SBSD said Jackson had multiple prior arrests for violent crimes in San Bernardino County.


Early Thursday, a South Carolina corrections officer was hospitalized after being stabbed in the head by an inmate at Broad River Correctional Institute in Columbia.


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