Prison Fight sends 8 to hospital

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A fight at the Morgan County Correctional Facility has resulted in 8 prisoners being transported to the hospital.

Methodist Medical Center was put under extra security while prisoners are being treated. This included the use of ORPD.

The fight, according to sources, appears to have been a rival gang fight.

This is a developing story. We will have more information tomorrow on BBB TV12.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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  1. Why are no other local stations reporting on this? Reading the comments and reviews left on the MCCC FB website, on top of a story like this, which is not being reported on, are surely major red flags to a much, much larger story that obviously precedes this “disturbance”.

    • WVLT did in fact report on it. They said that eight were admitted, but didn’t mention the number taken to the ER. I had a source from the prison tell me at least 20 were sent. He may have over exaggerated that number. We are going to work on texting more details today.

  2. Thank you for your coverage.

  3. Do you know what units was involved.

  4. Not sure of the unit number but I was told it happened in the triangle. Unit 1-16 is in the compound so it’s not those units

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