ALFRED — A corrections officer suffered a concussion following a skirmish at the York County Jail.

Sgt. Jill Brooks was injured after a maximum security unit inmate refused to return to his cell around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. She and another officer were summoned to help physically return the inmate to his cell, according to the sheriff’s office.

Brooks and the inmate, whose name was not released, fell to the ground, with Brooks striking her head and losing consciousness momentarily, according to the sheriff’s office.

Brooks was treated at Goodall Hospital in Sanford and released later in the evening.

The inmate was returned to his cell after additional officers got involved. The inmate was not injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

The jail was locked down as a precaution. Arrangements are being made to transfer the inmate, who is being held on charges of possession of a weapon by a felon and violating conditions of release.

Correctional Investigator Daniel Bean will present information to the district attorney to consider possible prosecution.

Authorities said they could not release the inmate’s name because he has not been charged in connection with the incident.


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