Two jailers hurt in battery incident in La Crosse County

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two jailers in La Crosse County are hurt after conducting an inspection for contraband in an inmate's cell.

According to the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office, it happened around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 11.

The sheriff's office says the inmate, 25-year-old Audie Benford Murphy, suddenly attacked the jailers during the routine inspection.

The jailers and the inmate were all taken to the hospital for injuries and later released.

Benford Murphy could be charged with two felony counts of battery.