JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – In a Campbell County Sheriff’s Office release, it was reported late last Thursday evening, July 28, around 10 inmates at the Campbell County Jail ended up in a fight with each other. These same inmates used a broom handle to knock out a camera and attempted to start a fire in a trash can by inserting a piece of metal into an electrical outlet.

The jail staff immediately responded to the altercation and called in additional law enforcement agencies to secure the scene. The disturbance was under control within the hour.

Per jail policies, two inmates were taken to the hospital with minor injuries suffered during the fight, and they were immediately cleared.

“We are thankful for our outstanding working relationship with fellow law enforcement officers who were able to assist us in getting this fight resolved as safely as possible,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins.

“My number one priority is safety. This applies to those in our jail as much as it does to those in our community.  Just because someone has committed a crime does not mean they are any less entitled to being safe at all times,” said Sheriff Goins

The Campbell County Jail was certified for its first time in 2015 for its safety and security policies, and continues to be certified to this day. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/08/2022-6AM)