LMDC inmates charged with assault of fellow inmate

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Assault charges have been filed against two inmates at Louisville Metro Corrections for the beating of a third inmate.

The assault happened around 8:35 p.m. July 4 in the fifth floor jail at the Hall of Justice at 600 W. Jefferson.

According to arrest reports, Michael Austin, 27, and Maurice Morgan, 24, stomped on the head, neck and back of the third inmate -- leaving him with trauma to the head, a severe cut over one eye and numerous bruises.

The attacked inmate was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

LMDC officials said the attack was recorded by the jail's camera system.

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Austin has been in custody since August 2017 on charges of attempted murder, assault, possession of a handgun by a felon and for being a persistent felony offender.

Morgan was arrested in December 2016 for multiple robbery charges. He also faces burglary, assault, weapons possession and marijuana trafficking charges.

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