West Valley Detention Center

West Valley Detention Center

An inmate at West Valley Detention Center allegedly assaulted a deputy sheriff with a jail-made knife, causing the deputy to be hospitalized, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

On Jan. 8, the deputy was moving an inmate, Samuel Amador, 42, from his cell to the outside recreation yard. As the deputy was preparing to search the inmate, the inmate retrieved a jail-made weapon he had hidden in his clothing. The inmate used the weapon to allegedly assault the deputy. Although seriously injured, the deputy fought off the armed inmate and was able to secure him in a cell.

Responding deputies rendered medical aid to the deputy. The deputy was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He is now recovering at home and is expected to make a full recovery.

During a search, deputies recovered an approximate six-inch knife in the possession of the inmate, the Sheriff's Department said.  The inmate will be booked on an additional charge of attempted murder on a peace officer.

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