Dade corrections officer undergoes surgery after run in with inmate

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TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A Dade County Detention Officer was hurt yesterday while trying to control a combative inmate.

During the struggle with the inmate, detention officer Nathaniel Espy sustained a broken ankle and several soft tissue injuries.

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EMS took him to Erlanger Hospital.

The unidentified inmate was transported to the hospital for a mental evaluation, and may face more felony charges.

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