Inmate accused of assaulting officer at Southern State Correctional Facility

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SPRINGFIELD — An inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility was accused of assaulting a correctional officer on Jan. 13, authorities reported.

Vermont State Police identified the accused as 33-year-old Richard J. Hart of Springfield.

Officer Joshua Coll, 32, was the reported victim of the assault.

Following an investigation into the incident, Hart was issued a citation to appear in Windsor County, Criminal Division on Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.

Hart remains incarcerated at the facility.

Details of the assault have not been released as the case remains under investigation.

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