Inmate subdued following jail fight

An inmate in the Johnson County jail punched a correctional officer in the face then ran through the booking office, fighting with officers and injuring two other people.

A correctional officer who was punched in the jaw and an inmate who was punched in the eye were both taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Donald L. Whitmire, 27, Indianapolis, could face additional charges of battery against a police officer, battery and resisting law enforcement. Whitmire fought with six officers within the booking area of the jail at about 9 a.m. Friday, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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