Men’s Colony inmate attempts to kill guard
May 17, 2013
Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, inmate William Mikeworth used a manufactured weapon to strike an officer several times in the neck and head on a medium custody yard, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations. A unit alarm sounded, and responding officers subdued Mikeworth using physical force and batons. Mikeworth injured the second officer with the weapon while the guards attempted to subdue him.
Both injured officers went to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening slash wounds and remained hospitalized Thursday in good condition.
Mikeworth, 39, is serving a nine-year sentence for an assault with a deadly weapon in San Bernardino County. He began his sentence in 2008 and transferred to the Men’s Colony on February 18.
Men’s Colony investigators are reviewing Wednesday’s incident, as is the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.