Prison fight injures several

Security at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge was heightened for a while on Monday night after a large-scale brawl at the Morgan County Correctional Complex resulted in an estimated 8 inmates needing medical treatment.

Details of the alleged fight between gang members inside the state prison have not been released.  We contacted the assistant to the Warden, Trish McClure, earlier today but not much more information has been released on what started the brawl.

On Tuesday, hospital officials said they had treated eight inmates for their injuries and released them back into state custody. While the prisoners were being treated, hospital security officers restricted access to the emergency room, along with assistance from the Oak Ridge Police Department.

According to sources, prison officials “have restricted the movement of inmates in the housing units that were involved in the fight until an investigation is complete.”

As we learn more, we will pass it along to you.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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