MICHIGAN CITY (AP) — Authorities say a correction officer at the Indiana State Prison was fatally stabbed and a second was hospitalized with stab wounds after an inmate allegedly attacked both officers at the prison.
The Indiana Department of Correction identified the slain officer as 57-year-old Lt. Eugene Lasco of LaPorte County and the injured officer as 22-year-old Sgt. Padrick Schmitt of Lake Station.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner said a 38-year-old inmate faces several preliminary charges, including murder, in Sunday afternoon's attack in a common area at the prison in Michigan City.