TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two Hillsborough County detention deputies were injured while struggling with an inmate who reportedly tried to escape.
Sheriff David Gee says that 28-year-old Jackie Allen Randall Jr. was being rolled out of Bloomingdale Radiology in a wheelchair Tuesday afternoon when he jumped up - his hands and feet chained - and started to run away.
Deputies quickly caught up with the inmate, who reportedly pulled a gun from one of the deputies holsters during the struggle. A deputy hit Randall in the head with a baton. He was taken to a Tampa hospital, where he was in stable condition.
The deputies were taken to a Bradenton hospital. Their injuries were reported as minor.