LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County jailer was hospitalized Thursday night after an inmate stabbed him.
Gary Amoe is listed in stable condition at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin.
According to Chief Jim Casper, Amoe and another jailer, Mark Thompson, went to check on an inmate who was acting erratic. The inmate, whose name has not yet been released, attempted to stab Thompson with a shank (a homemade knife), but Thompson deflected the attempt. The inmate then stabbed Amoe in the side of the abdomen.
Casper said the stabbing took place sometime after 11 p.m.
Amoe is being held in the hospital for observation.
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