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Hunt County Medical Officer Released From Hospital After Assault

The incident happened Aug. 19 at the Hunt County Detention Center in Greenville.
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The incident happened Aug. 19 at the Hunt County Detention Center in Greenville.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has released details concerning last week’s assault on county staff at the Hunt County Detention Center in Greenville.

At about 11:50 a.m. Aug. 19, an inmate attacked a medical employee, who was knocked unconscious during the assault, officials said. The inmate, identified in today’s statement as Brandon Laray Galloway, continued to assault the medical employee after she had been knocked out, they said.

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Officers on duty were able to restrain Galloway. One officer was injured during the incident. Both injured officers were taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. The detention officer was treated and released that day. The medical officer was treated for multiple injuries and later released on Aug. 25, officials said.

Galloway, 42, was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, a first degree felony with a bond set at $150,000, and assault on a public servant, a third degree felony, with a bond set at $75,000.

“This was a ruthless, unnecessary, unprovoked attack,” Hunt County Sheriff Terry Jones said.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.