Written by Theresa Rose on January 7, 2016

On January 6, 2016 at approximately 5:12 P.M., security staff immediately responded to an officer assault in the LUB Living Unit at Anamosa State Penitentiary. Offender Taylor Denney 6862655 assaulted a male correctional officer. Responding security staff immediately restrained and placed Offender Denney in an administrative segregation unit.

The officer’s injuries were reviewed by the institution’s Health Services and he was transported by staff to Jones Regional Medical Center for further treatment. The officer sustain injuries to face and head areas. Although the Department considers this incident a serious assault, the officer’s injuries are not life threatening and he was released.

Offender Denney is serving a 15 year sentence for Arson 2nd Degree, Escape of a Felon and Voluntary Absence (Escape) from Des Moines County. This original sentence began on February 22, 2010.

Due to the ongoing investigation, additional information is not available for public release at this time.

Findings of the investigation will be provided to the Jones County Attorney for prosecution.