Inmates help deputy under attack in Bradley County

Bradley County Sheriff's Office / Jacob Crouch
photo Bradley County Sheriff's Office / Jacob Crouch

Two inmates came to the aid of sheriff's Deputy Amber Owens when she was attacked by an inmate at Bradley County Court.

Owens was placing three inmates in a holding cell shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday when Jacob Pablo Crouch, 30, assaulted Owens and attempted to disarm her, according to a news release from the sheriff's office Monday.

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"A struggle ensued, and two inmates assisted Deputy Owens in attempts to mediate the situation," Alana Shell, the public information officer for the sheriff's office, said in the release.