An inmate serving time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola will likely be spending even more time there after an incident yesterday. Authorities at the prison say David Settlemeyer an inmate from Calcasieu Parish assaulted a corrections officer with a lawn mower part yesterday. 

The incident happened yesterday morning shortly after 7 AM. According to reports Settlemeyer used a metal lawn mower wheel bracket to strike a DOC worker in the back of the head. The DOC employee fought back against Settlemeyer who fled the area when he heard other officers coming. Settlemeyer was captured by guards and other inmates and returned to his cell.

The DOC employee did suffer minor injuries but none of those injuries are considered to be life-threatening. Investigators at Angola hope to determine the reason for the violence and the motive behind the attack. Settlemeyer who is currently serving time for a 2001 murder conviction will be facing even more charges once the Department of Corrections has completed their investigation.

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