Mule Creek State Prison investigating attempted murder of an officer

Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) officials are investigating the attempted murder of a correctional officer that occurred Sunday afternoon in Facility A during a recreation yard release.

At 12:31 p.m., inmate Brian Jones, 28, came out of his cell and asked the floor officer, “What’s up?” Jones then punched the officer in the face and struck him multiple times in the head and in the back under his protective vest with an inmate-made weapon.

Responding staff used physical force, batons, and pepper spray to quell the incident.

The battered officer suffered multiple stab wounds to the back of his head, one stab wound to his ribs and a laceration under his left eye. Additional stab wounds were prevented by his protective vest. He was transported to an outside hospital and released Sunday night, receiving sutures for the laceration under his eye.

Three other officers also sustained injuries during the incident and were treated at outside hospitals and released. Two officers suffered injured knees in the incident and a third injured his hand.

All the officers involved are expected to make full recoveries from their injuries.

Inmate movement is limited as the MCSP Investigative Services Unit examines the incident.

While being treated for minor injuries after the attack, Jones became aggressive and uncooperative, ultimately pushing his wheelchair over backwards, causing an injury to the back of his head that required treatment for bleeding.

Jones was later transferred to California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC).


Jones was received into CDCR custody on July 8, 2014 from Sacramento County to serve a 58-years-to-life sentence with the possibility of parole for First Degree Murder.


10 Responses

  1. kendra cummings Friday, May 26, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    This guy was in a wheelchair attempted murder on an officer?!? Good reminder to stay vigilant on the disabled inmates as well. Thankful the officers are alive.

    • Alyssa Timon Monday, June 12, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      It was my impression that he was restrained in a wheelchair while they cared for his injuries… I don’t think he would have been able to commit the crime if he was perpetually chair-bound.

  2. Derrick Patrick Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Outstanding job to all involved to take back the yard, prayers for a speedy recovery for the injured officers……

  3. N. Ramirez Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Prayers for all those involved. Stay safe out there my brothers and sisters.

  4. cortez Monday, May 22, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    This guy was in my academy class. Praying and hope you have a speedy and full recovery.

  5. AGUILAR Monday, May 22, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Be Safe Stay Strong and Stay vigilant Green Family !!!

    Ironwood State Prison
    B Facility Program Sergeant
    F.J. Aguilar

  6. marjorie burchfield Monday, May 22, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Get well soon! Excellent job helping your partners out, you saved his life. Stay strong and bonded. We are all family.

  7. Valerie Estrella Monday, May 22, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Praying for a quick recovery for all staff involved.

  8. Annie Elkins Monday, May 22, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Or prayers are with all the injured Officers and their familiies

  9. Eric Monday, May 22, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Be safe officers and staff everywhere! Prayers for the injured.

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