Inmate Charged with Hitting Officer While in Hospital
POSTED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:50am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:08pm
EL PASO- Las Cruces Police charged an inmate who struck a detention officer Monday evening at Mesilla Valley Hospital.
Antonio Schiffli, 23, an inmate of the Dona Ana County Detention Center who was temporarily detained at Mesilla Valley Hospital, is charged with battery upon a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony.
Monday night, police were called to Mesilla Valley Hospital and learned that two detention officers were escorting Schiffli when he punches one of them. Schiffli was escorted back to his room after the incident.
The officer struck by Schiffli received a cut lip but his injuries were not considered to be serious.
Schiffli remains in the custody of the Dona Ana County Detention Center.