(9/27/2018) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections says an inmate is charged with trying to rape a female corrections officer.
Investigators say it happened around 7 a.m. this morning at the Dixon Correctional Institute in East Feliciana Parish.
They say 34-year-old Jeffery Ford came from behind the female officer, choking her, and threw her to the ground.
As the officer fought Ford, several other inmates jumped in to help the officer and stop the attack.
Ford is charged with Attempted Second Degree Rape. He is serving 40 years for a February 2003 attempted aggravated rape conviction in Orleans Parish. Before this attack, his release date was June 6, 2042.
The officer’s injuries were non-life threatening.