Jackson County inmates face charges after fight

Two Jackson County Jail inmates were charged with battery following a fight.

“The Tribune” in Seymour is reporting that 34-year-old Michael Dale Taylor was charged with two felony counts of battery causing moderate bodily injury. Thirty-year-old Clarence McDonald was charged with a Level 6 felony of battery and a Class B misdemeanor of battery. Both men are from Seymour.

The newspaper says incident began Wednesday in one of the pods at the jail in Brownstown when Taylor accused others of telling jail staff he knew how to bypass a lock on the door of a cell.

Authorities say jailers took two inmates to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of injuries to the face and head. They were later returned to the jail.

More information is online at tribtown.com.