Employee assaulted by inmates Central Prison

Jaquan Lane and Andrew Ellis

RALEIGH, N.C. — Two inmates are accused of assaulting a correctional employee at Central Prison in Raleigh on Tuesday, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

The assault happened at 12:30 p.m. in a housing area at the prison.

The employee, a unit manager and an employee at the prison for 19 years, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a serious injury and is in stable condition.

The two inmates — Jaquan Lane and Andrew Ellis — are being treated currently at Central Prison Regional Medical Facility.

Lane and Ellis assaulted Soucier with a homemade weapon.

DPS said it will pursue criminal prosecution against any inmate involved in the assault.