CORCORAN – A correctional officer is recovering from injuries he suffered from an attack by a California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) inmate yesterday.

On Thursday, at 10:32 a.m., a correctional officer was talking with inmate Martin Villanueva, 27, when Villanueva punched the officer in the face, knocking the officer back where he struck the back of his head on the wall. Villanueva then pulled the officer’s jacket over his head and continued to punch him in the face and head area.

Inmate Villanueva was subdued and subsequently transported to administrative segregation.

The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment for lacerations to his forehead and the back of his head. He was released from the hospital this morning without serious injury.
Villanueva was committed to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on On January 21, 2011 from San Diego County to serve a four-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He was scheduled to be paroled October 29, 2013.
The matter has been referred to the King’s County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
November 9, 2012
Contact: Lupe Cartagena
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