Inmate stabs officer

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The Boscobel inmate who has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for assaulting two correctional officers at Boscobel Gundersen Hospital last June shanked another officer Monday at the Boscobel prison.

Wisconsin Secure Program Facility inmate Dexter Ewing, 48, of Milwaukee, has been held in segregation since the June 25 attacks, but has refused to come out of his cell for the past two months. On Monday, two correctional officers were directed to conduct a forced removal, and that’s when the attack occurred with a homemade weapon Ewing fashioned in his cell.

The officer was stabbed in the neck, but his partner was able to push Ewing away and avoid serious or fatal injuries, according to sources that wished to remain anonymous.

Ewing is awaiting trial on three other assaults. On Oct. 28, 2018 he stabbed another inmate in the neck during “rec” time. He shoved the shank in as deep as he could, but the other inmate was holding his arm, which probably saved his life. A status conference in that case is scheduled for later this month at the Grant County Courthouse.

A status conference in the hospital attacks is scheduled for Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the courthouse, the same time as the status conference for the inmate attack. In that assault, he used his shackle chains and a shank made of a sharpened down toothbrush to attack the officers.

On Sept. 13, 2019, Ewing received another life sentence with no possibility for parole for killing his cellmate at Columbia Correctional Institution in 2015. He was already serving a life sentence for killing a Milwaukee woman in 2008.

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