May 20, 2018
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Assault of Washington County corrections officer remains under investigation

By Tom Walsh, BDN Staff

MACHIAS, Maine — Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith said Friday that the assault on Sgt. Troy Lyons, a Washington County corrections officer, outside the county jail on Monday remains under investigation.

Lyons suffered lacerations to his forehead and a bruised shoulder when the assault occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m while he was conducting a routine perimeter check. He was treated for his injuries at Down East Community Hospital in Machias and released.

“We’ve been looking at some surveillance tapes from banks in the area to see if there are any vehicles coming into or out of parking lots, but so far we have nothing,” Smith said Friday morning.

Smith said the assault occurred in a unlit garage area, where there is no jail surveillance camera.

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