May 10, 2021
Contact: FDC Communications
Two Inmates Arrested Following Assaults on Correctional Officer
FDC’s Office of Inspector General investigates, arrests both inmates for attack
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Correctional Officer was physically attacked while on duty. The incident resulted in a swift arrest of the attackers by the FDC Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
On May 4, at Cross City Correctional Institution in Dixie, Inmate Octavio Roca (DC# Y57082) and Inmate Sergio Corona (DC#M62235) attacked a correctional officer who sustained injuries as a result. The incident was brought under control by additional officers who responded to assist.
“Every day correctional officers go willingly into harm's way in service to our state. I commend the courage and strength displayed by our officer during and after this dangerous attack.” Secretary Mark Inch said, “I appreciate the swift action taken by the Inspector General which led to these arrests.”
The FDC Office of Inspector General conducted a criminal investigation into the incident. Inmate Roca was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery. Inmate Corona was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery and Possession of a Weapon
Both inmates were transferred to Dixie County Jail for booking.Click here to see the affidavit for Octavio Roca
Click here to see the affidavit for Sergio Corona
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. 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 regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/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.