Detectives: Inmate grabs guard's stun gun and fires, hurts 4

AP News
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 11:59 AM

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Detectives say a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard's stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers.

Authorities say Beaver County Jail guards had found two pills in the cell of 25-year-old Codie Dotterer on Jan. 7. While transporting him to solitary confinement, detectives say, Dotterer snatched a stun gun and fired.

Detectives say one guard was hit with its electric probes, two others were shocked by the wires leading to the probes, and a fourth was shocked because he was holding onto Dotterer's feet.

The Beaver County Times ( reports that Dotterer faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 16 on aggravated assault and other charges.

Online court records don't list an attorney for him.

The pills found in his cell turned out to be Tylenol.


Information from: Beaver County Times,