A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate attacked a guard on Tuesday and broke both his nose and orbital bone, according to the county sheriff’s office.
At about 12:30 p.m., 27-year-old Joseph Allen Baker, of Nipomo, charged at a sheriff’s correctional deputy who was gathering inmates to take them to a different part of the jail. Baker then punched the jail guard multiple times around the head and face, according to the sheriff’s office.
The guard managed to subdue Baker while other deputies arrived to assist. An ambulance transported the injured deputy to a local hospital.
Deputies rearrested Baker and charged him with assaulting a peace officer. Baker has been in jail since being arrested by Paso Robles police on Feb. 25 for violating his parole and obstructing or resisting an officer.