Authorities say a Galveston inmate slipped out of his handcuffs in a courtroom and attacked his attorney.
Greg Donell Benson, jailed on felony charges including three of
assaulting a public servant, was meeting with his attorney Wednesday when the attack happened, sheriffs office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said.
The sheriffs office does not think anyone other than the attorney, Benson and bailiffs were in the courtroom at the time, Tuttoilmondo said. Bailiffs pulled Benson off his attorney, recuffed him and returned him to jail. The extent of the attorneys injuries was not known, Tuttoilmondo said.
Officials are investigating how the 21-year-old slipped off his handcuffs.
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