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Jail attack sends officer to ER


COLFAX – A Whitman County Corrections Officer was transported to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center emergency room July 2 after allegedly being assaulted by an inmate.

According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Officer Morgan Scharff was conducting meal service in the commons area when he was attacked by inmate Levi Graham, 22, Lamont. Initial review of video surveillance allegedly shows Graham attack Officer Scharff without warning or provocation. Graham was originally booked for harassment, threatening to kill. He will face additional felony charges for the assault.

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