Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assault

CNJ staff

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the beating of an inmate Tuesday night at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

Around 8:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the jail for a report of a 33-year-old male inmate who had been beaten by other inmates, police records show.

Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the inmate was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his undisclosed injuries.

Waller declined further comment, citing an ongoing investigation.