Omaha inmate attacked 1 day after surgery

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jail inmate who underwent surgery after a fight with another inmate was the target of a second attack the day he returned from the hospital, authorities said.

Jail guards used pepper spray Friday to break up the second fight involving Anthony Floyd, 24, The Omaha World-Herald reported ( ). The second fight may have been gang-related, jail deputy director John Hubbard told the newspaper.

On Thursday, Floyd had his testicles partially detached during a fight with another inmate, Marcus Escamilla, in the jail's library. Floyd was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for surgery.

After Floyd returned to the jail on Friday, he was involved in a brief fight with two other inmates, James Briggs and Justin Proctor.

Hubbard said Floyd and Briggs have been segregated from the general jail population. Proctor and Escamilla have been placed on disciplinary lockdown.

No changes are planned to jail procedures, Hubbard said, but authorities will be watching known gang members more closely.

Jail records show that Escamilla, Briggs and Proctor are now charged with assault of a confined person.

Floyd is in jail awaiting trial in the death of Rodney Hunt, 31, who was shot Oct. 8 outside an Omaha motel.


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