UPDATE: Three inmates moved after attacking corrections officer

Three inmates were removed from the Des Moines County Correctional Center after an assault of a corrections officer Sunday (Photo: Des Moines County Correctional Center)


Authorities have released the names of the three inmates accused of attacking a corrections officer and injuring another Sunday.

According to a press release sent late Monday afternoon, Earl Riley Booth-Harris, 24, and Jorge Luis Sanders-Galvez, 23, attacked a corrections officer inside the Male Max area. Bobby Joe Morris, 26, reportedly assisted by preventing other staff from intervening.

Staff members were conducting a search of the area because they received information that the inmates were making "hooch." Facility officials say they did locate the mixture in one of the inmate's cells, and were attempting to evacuate the area to do a complete search of the individual cells.

It was during the evacuation that Booth-Harris and Sanders-Galvez allegedly attacked one of the staff members.

All three inmates have been removed from the facility. Booth-Harris and Sanders-Galvez were temporarily moved to the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, and Morris was transported to the Oakdale Classification Center in Oakdale.

Booth-Harris was convicted in November of the murder of Deonte Carter, of Burlington. Sanders-Galvez made national headlines during his trial, and was convicted of murdering gender-fluid teen Kedarie Johnson last month as well. Morris was convicted of ongoing criminal conduct and two counts of robbery in connection with the armed robberies of Iowa Fertilizer Plant workers.



A southeast Iowa jail is in lockdown after authorities say two correctional officers were injured in an inmate attack.

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, Des Moines County officials say police were dispatched to the Male Max area of the Des Moines County Correctional Center for a corrections officer who was being assaulted by three inmates.

After a short time, the officer was pulled out of the cell and taken to Great River Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. Another officer was also injured and taken to the hospital.

The jail remains in lockdown.

The incident is being investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.

The names of the inmates and corrections officers have not been released.

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