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Inmate charged with assault of deputy jailer

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By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville woman, already facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, compounded her problems when she allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at the LaRue County Detention Center.
Rachel McConnell, 28, was arrested Jan. 27 on the original assault charge. She became combative inside the jail and bit a jail employee’s arm, according to court records.
Assaulting a corrections officer is a felony.
Her bond was set at $9,500 full cash.
McConnell was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, in May 2010 and eventually found guilty of a reduced charge of fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended. She was also ordered to complete an anger management course.
McConnell was charged with DUI, second offense, in August and sentenced to 30 days with 23 days suspended.
Her most recent charge could revoke her probation. She will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court for case review.