September 01, 2020
Contact: FDC Communications
Two Inmates Arrested Following Assaults on Correctional Officers
FDC’s Office of Inspector General investigates, arrests both inmates for separate attacks
TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Two Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Correctional Officers have recently been physically attacked while on duty. Both incidents resulted in the swift arrest of the attackers by the FDC Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
On August 20, at Gulf CI in Wewahitchka, Inmate Christopher Brown (DC# X81184) attacked an officer, who sustained injuries as a result. The incident was brought under control by additional officers who responded to assist.
“Our officers go willingly into harm's way in order to uphold our mission of public safety. I commend the courage and fortitude displayed by these officers during and after these senseless attacks,” Secretary Mark Inch said. “I want to express my upmost appreciation for the quick and diligent action taken by the Inspector General in these arrests.”
The FDC Office of Inspector General conducted a comprehensive criminal investigation into both incidents. Inmate Brown was arrested on charges of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Inmate Shannon was arrested on charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of Contraband.
Both inmates were transferred to county jails. The FDC OIG would like to recognize the assistance provided by Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison and Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts and their offices for the transportation and booking of these inmates.
The OIG would also like to recognize Florida State Attorney Glenn Hess of the 14th Judicial Circuit, for his overwhelming assistance and cooperation.
Click here to see the affidavit Christopher Brown
Click here to see the affidavit Marvin Shannon
The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee. § 119.071(4)(b), F.S.
Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.
Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
All information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case. 119.071[e], F.S.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.