Inmate at Springfield prison charged with assaulting correctional officer

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SPRINGFIELD — A 27-year-old inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility was cited for assault of a correctional officer.

Authorities say they were notified that Korbyn Bacon, of Springfield, physically assaulted a correctional officer by striking him with an object and striking him in the face, while at Southern State Correctional Facility.

Correctional Officer Derek Bancroft, 36, received minor injuries as a result.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Bacon was issued a citation to appear in court on May 9 for the charge.

He remains incarcerated.

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