Clallam Bay Corrections Center put on lockdown after officer is attacked, hospitalized

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Corrections Center remained on lockdown Wednesday after a correctional officer was severely attacked Monday.

Correctional officer Terry Breedlove suffered extensive facial injuries and memory loss when he was beaten over the head, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

Breedlove remained at Forks Community Hospital on Wednesday, according to his family.

“He's not doing well,” said Breedlove's mother, Joanne Spaulding.

Emergency help was requested for Breedlove at 9:24 a.m. Monday after the attack by an inmate, said Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King.

Breedlove suffered a brain injury and has no memory of the attack, King said.

The facility, which holds 900 inmates, went on lockdown Monday while staff members conducted searches of cells and inmates, said Superintendent Ron Haynes.

Inmates are confined to their cells and there is no visitation.

The status is evaluated daily, and Haynes did not know Wednesday when the lockdown would be lifted.

King said Deputy Ed Anderson, currently the West End supervisor for the Sheriff's Office, is in charge of the investigation.

Breedlove was on duty in a medium-security portion of the prison when he was attacked by Abdinjib Ibraham, 28, of King County, Anderson said.

Ibraham had pried a round metal seat off a stool in a cell and repeatedly hit Breedlove over the head with it, Anderson said.

“It was the inmates who put a stop to it. If they hadn't reported it, who knows how long it would have gone on,” he said.

King said no correctional officers witnessed the attack, and Breedlove, who has no memory of it, cannot help investigators at this time.

Anderson said the attack took place in an area where the security camera was not working.

Ibraham, who was serving a King County sentence for four counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, second-degree taking a motor vehicle and first-degree robbery, has been transferred to Walla Walla, Anderson said.

All of the charges stem from a single wreck on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 in south Seattle in which Ibraham, driving a stolen car, fled police and hit another car, injuring five members of a family, according to Anderson.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: January 28. 2016 2:27PM
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