OFFICER DEAD AT COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION ANNEX

  Franklin
   Richard Franklin
         990054

Officer Sgt. Ruben Thomas, 24 yrs old, was stabbed in the neck by Inmate Richard Franklin, 37 yrs old, late Sunday night, March 18, 2012 at Columbia Correctional Institution Annex, Lake City, Florida.  Franklin was convicted of first degree murder in 1995 and is currently serving a life sentence.  He had a prior conviction of battery on a law enforcement officer.  Another officer was wounded in this incident.   More details forthcoming as they become available.