Battery reported at jail

CNJ staff

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a battery incident at the jail Monday night.

Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were dispatched about 8 p.m. to the detention center for a report of a stabbing.

The victim was not stabbed, Waller said, but was struck with a broom handle by another inmate and suffered bruises and abrasions, which were treated by medical staff at the jail.

Waller said the incident is still under investigation and charges are pending.