Jail battery being investigated

CNJ staff

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Sunday battery of an inmate at the detention center.

Just before 10 p.m., deputies were called to the Curry County Adult Detention Center for a male battery victim, records show.

Undersheriff Wesley Waller said a 33-year-old was beaten in Pod 6. He was transported to the emergency room where he was treated for abrasions and contusions to the head and upper torso, Waller said.

Following treatment, the injured prisoner was returned to the detention center, Waller said.

Waller said the prisoner refused to identify his attackers and deputies are reviewing surveillance footage in an attempt to identify suspects.