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Man held for alleged attack on jail guards

August 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man charged with attacking two jail guards because he didn’t want to go back to his cell, knocking one of them unconscious, has been held on $10,000 bail.

Stephen Moss, who still in jail, appeared in Hampden Superior Court on Monday.

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Stephen Moss was brought back to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow last November after a court appearance and refused to go back in his cell.

Authorities say he charged two guards, knocking them to the floor and knocking one unconscious. Moss then allegedly beat the unconscious guard before he was restrained.

The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/1qn65Ew ) reports that Moss’ lawyer says his client was trying to run away from the officers, who had triggered his post-traumatic stress disorder, and he is currently undergoing counseling.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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